Academic journal article Research and Practice in Human Resource Management

Editorial

Academic journal article Research and Practice in Human Resource Management

Editorial

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This issue of the journal reflects the transformation of human resource management (HRM) research and practice, from functional to contextual issues, and from employer- to employee-centred emphases, towards more holistic management strategies and techniques. This global phenomenon is illustrated and reinforced by the diverse national environments represented by authors in this issue--from India, the United States and Australia, to Spain and Peru.

Thus, Srivastav's article entitled 'The heterogeneity of organisational climate' explores inter organisational cultural dissonance in Indian organisations dependent on such variables as age, qualifications, and job roles, within a perceived homogeneous national context. In so doing, the article contributes to the ongoing convergence-divergence debate in human resource management theory and practice. Harvey, Napier and Moeller extend such research to the global arena by exploring the differential HRM strategies demanded by dual career couples for career opportunities in multinational enterprises.

The following articles by Tonks, Dickenson and Nelson, and Morales and Rahe respectively, focus on the implications of such demographic issues as intergenerational workplace relationships and gender diversity for HR professionals in Australian, Spanish and Peruvian organisations. …

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