The role of human resource management in the growth of startups: A multiple case study from the perspective of entrepreneurs and employees

Boudlaie, Hasan, Amoozad Mahdiraji, Hannan, Saneie Jirandeh, Mina and Jafari-Sadeghi, Vahid (2020) The role of human resource management in the growth of startups: A multiple case study from the perspective of entrepreneurs and employees. World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development. ISSN 1746-0573 (In Press)

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Abstract

The purpose of the present study is to investigate the role of human resource management (HRM) in the growth of startups. Accordingly, the missions and practices of HRM in startups are identified from the perspective of entrepreneurs and employees. A multiple case study approach is used by focusing on two startups in Iran. Moreover, the data are collected by interviewing one entrepreneur and 4 employees in each company. Besides, qualitative data are analysed using thematic analysis. Results demonstrated the various types of HRM missions and practices in startups and reflect different perspectives of entrepreneurs and employees of human resources management in these companies. Finally, the results illustrated that HRM can play an important role in the growth of these companies. Although research in the field of startups has increased in recent years, the role of HRM in the growth of these companies has rarely been addressed. The present research helps to expand literature related to the role of HRM in the growth of startups by considering the different perspectives of startups' entrepreneurs and employees.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human resource management missions, Human resource management practices, Growth of startups
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: John Coen
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2021 13:43
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 11:06
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/46352

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