Introduction - Managing people in small and medium enterprises in turbulent contexts

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Psychogios, A and Prouska, R (2019). Introduction - Managing people in small and medium enterprises in turbulent contexts. in: Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts (Routledge Studies in Small Business) Oxon Routledge. pp. 1-138
AuthorsPsychogios, A and Prouska, R
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Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts explores a range of human resource management (HRM) issues specific to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on a series of research studies and secondary sources of data, the book’s primary aim is to contextualise HRM issues in SMEs operating in a variety of national economic contexts that are (or have recently experienced) a turbulent situation. SMEs are the backbone of these economies. It is therefore critical that we study HR practices and concepts within such enterprises. The book covers HR practices in SMEs, such as recruitment and selection, training and development, performance evaluation and employee relations, by focusing on three types of turbulent economies: emerging market economies in Asia, the Pacific, Africa and Latin America; transition economies of Central and Eastern Europe; and crisis contexts in Southern Europe.

KeywordsSmall and Medium Enterprises; People Management; International
Page range1-138
Year2019
Book titleManaging People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts (Routledge Studies in Small Business)
PublisherRoutledge
Place of publicationOxon
Edition1
ISBN9781138103559
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Print15 Jan 2019
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Deposited08 Mar 2019
Accepted20 Dec 2018
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315102610
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