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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Mommsen, Peter
URN etd-05062010-141949
Document Title Understanding how and why Human Resource Management trends become adopted and disseminated by Human Resource Practitioners
Degree MBA
Department Gordon Institute of Business Science
Advisor Name Title
Mr G Price Supervisor
  • human resources management
Date 2010-04-11
Availability unrestricted

This whole research project evolved to ultimately understand how and why human resource practitioners across several industries discover, adopt or implement certain human resource management trends into their industries and organisations.

Since the explosion of information technology and the effects of globalisation it was interesting to explore and discover intimate knowledge from various human resource management experts. Through exploratory research, a series of in-depth interviews were set up with several human resource (HR) directors and managers across various global companies and industries in South Africa.

This research investigated the views of these human resource experts and how various human resource trends impact and influence the human resource practitioner in this ever evolving global economy.

The outcome of this research can facilitate human resource practitioners in enhancing their knowledge and understanding in the human resource field with regards to making them more competitive in attracting, maintaining and retaining talent for their organisations, by certain human resource management trends. Furthermore, the research may provide an insightful understanding of how and why certain human resource management trends become disseminated into various organisations for the human resource manager.

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Please cite as follows:

Mommsen, P 2009, Understanding how and why human resource management trends become adopted and disseminated by human resource practitioners, MBA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-05062010-141949/ >


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