This highly original reference tool has been designed in response to the growing recognition that too little is known about the inter-section between entrepreneurship and human resource management. Paying particular attention to the 'people' side of venture emergence and development, it offers unique insights into the role that HRM plays in small and entrepreneurial firms. A diverse, international group of both new and established scholars from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and Europe contribute original theoretical and empirical chapters. Foundational issues of theory and methodology in research on entrepreneurial firms as well as specific HRM issues in the context of entrepreneurial and smaller firms are then addressed."The Handbook" offers a unique insights into understanding the role of HRM in developing sustainable entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial ventures as well as how HRM practices and procedures can be used to help navigate or indeed drive the changing landscape in smaller and entrepreneurial firms.
Exploring the functional aspects and nature of managing HRM in new, small, growing, emerging and entrepreneurial firms, this fascinating Handbook will be not only be warmly welcomed by HRM students, researchers and academics, but also by HR practitioners and managers.
Contents:1. Introduction: At the Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Human Resource ManagementRowena Barrett and Susan MaysonPART I: THEORY AND RESEARCH METHODS 2. The Nascent Entrepreneur, Business Development and the Role of Human Resources Elizabeth Chell3. Entrepreneurship Capital: A Regional, Organizational, Team and Individual Phenomenon David Audretch and Erik Monsen4. Interpretivist Approaches to Entrepreneurship Catherine Cassell and Sara NadinPART II: THE NATURE OF HRM IN SMALLER AND ENTREPRENEURIAL FIRMS5. Human Resource Management as an Entrepreneurial Tool? Cinzia Dal Zotto and Veronica Gustafsson6. The Formality and Informality of HRM Practices in Small Firms Rowena Barrett and Susan Mayson7. Human Resource Management and Corporate Performance: Evidence from UK and US Small Firms Jonathan Michie and Maura Sheehan8. Human Resource Strategies of High Growth Entrepreneurial Firms Robert L. Heneman, Judith W. Tansky and S. Michael Camp9. The Relationship between Small Firm Growth and HRM PracticesRowena Barrett, Susan Mayson and Neil Warriner10. Formalizing Relationships? Time, Change and the Psychological Contract in Team Entrepreneurial CompaniesLynn M. Martin, Shaheena Janjuha-Jivraj, Charlotte Carey and Srikanth Sursani Reddy11. Growing Pains: Managing the Employment Relationship in Medium Sized EnterprisesSusan Marlow and Amanda Thompson12. Paternalism and People Management in a Low Tech Manufacturing CompanyJeff Hyman, Fraser Osborne and Sarah Jack13. Barriers to Growth in Family Owned Smaller BusinessesRichard Harris and Renee Reid14. Human Resource Management in Small and Medium Enterprises in Jiangsu, ChinaLi Xue Cunningham and Chris RowleyPART III: FUNCTIONAL ASPECTS OF HRM 15. Small Firms' Strategic Stickiness and the Impact of State InterventionRobert Blackburn and David Smallbone16. Becoming an EmployerHefin David and Gerald Watts17. Organizational Attractiveness of Small BusinessesMelissa S. Cardon and Ibraiz Tarique 18. The Effect of Small Firm's Recruitment Practice Portfolio Composition on Recruitment SuccessIan Williamson and Jeffrey Robinson19. Would Using the Psychological Contract Increase Entrepreneurial Business Development Potential?Deborah Blackman and Kevin Hindle20. Daily Learning, Job Design and Problem Solving in SMEsGrahame Boocock, Kevin Daniels, Jane Glover and Julie Holland21. Encouraging Skills Acquisition in SMEsDavid Devins22. Training and Development: Practices, Definitions and DesiresScott Taylor23. The Maturation of Entrepreneurial CareersDavid M. Kaplan and Jerome A. Katz24. Intention to Quit: Evidence from Managers and Professionals in Small and Medium-size EnterprisesTerry H. Wagar and James D. Grant
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