HRM in Europe
to Northern continental Europe; comparison with the USA
'humanistic-developmental' perspective of the Harvard human resources model
complements mainstream European industrial and working life traditions.
to the 'humanistic' HRM is the concept of 'social shaping of technology
and work' arising from German tradition: a high degree of control by the
workforce of the work environment ensures productivity and conditions of
continuous learning; workers are developing 'work process knowledge'; the
workers' role is strengthened by an occupational identity.
industrial/ working life cultural traditions place much greater emphasis
on the role of the skilled workers rather than managers, on the role of
social partners in the employment relationship, and envisage an intervening
role by government.
HRM; concepts of:
social shaping of technology and work;
work process knowledge;
2001, Vol. II, pp. 240-242