publication . Article . 2005

Human Resource Management and Economic Success: An Australian Perspective

Peter J. Dowling;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2005 Journal: management revu, volume 16, pages 202-212 (issn: 0935-9915, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Nomos Verlag
Abstract
In this paper we examine the case for a link at the national and firm level between human resource management (HRM) and economic success in Australia. A brief history of the industrial development of Australia (and New Zealand) is presented and some differentiating factors noted (Dowling/Boxall 1994). A key factor with regard to Australia is the relatively small size of the population and economy and the disproportionate impact of globalisation and global political and economic events upon the performance of the Australian economy. Recent empirical research in the US which argues that there is evidence that positive employee relations effectively serves as an in...
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free text keywords: General Business, Management and Accounting, HRM, Australian perspective, firm performance, economic success, German companies operating in Australia, Personalmanagement, Betriebsklima, Unternehmenserfolg, Multinationales Unternehmen, Deutsch, Australien, Industrial relations, Wright, Globalization, Empirical research, Political economy, Politics, Brewster, Economy, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Sociology, Human resource management, ddc:650
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