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E-HR adoption and the role of HRM: evidence from Greece

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Purpose ‐ This paper attempts to investigate the transformation in the role of the HR function in Greek firms, as a result of the use of internet and technology. Design/methodology/approach ‐ The paper is based on both quantitative and qualitative methodology. A survey and focus groups took place in order to meet research objectives. Findings ‐ This paper examines and discusses the development of e-HR use in Greece and the reasons for adoption of e-HR practices focusing on strategy, process and HRM issues. Findings show that e-HR facilitates the transformation of HRM role into a more strategic one. Driving forces and critical success factors of e-HR adoption and implementation are identified and discussed. Research limitations/implications ‐ Limits its usefulness to countries that experience a stage of HRM professionalisation and technological development similar to that of Greece. Practical implications ‐ Identifies critical success factors in e-HR adoption as well as main problems associated with it. Originality/value ‐ Qualitative results provided by the focus groups give an illustrative picture of the companies presented.

Keywords: Greece; Human resource management; Internet

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: February 13, 2007


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