Human Resource Management Challenges in a Slovenian Social Enterprise: A Case Study

Booth, Michelle, Shin, Hyemi and Slavec Gomezel, Alenka (2019) Human Resource Management Challenges in a Slovenian Social Enterprise: A Case Study. International Journal of Human Resource Development Practice, Policy and Research, 4 (2). pp. 65-82. ISSN 2397-4583

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There is a growing number of studies exploring social enterprise in order to increase the understanding of business sustainability and resilience in the social economy. However, little is known about how social enterprises or social entrepreneurs emerging from not-for-profit sectors have faced human resource management (HRM) challenges in practice. In this study, we focus on a hospitality social enterprise founded by social workers in Slovenia as a single case study. Through a series of combined interview and observation methods, we investigate the HRM challenges this social entrepreneur faced when pursuing sustainable social business. We uncovered four strategic and HRM challenges that contribute to the existing body of knowledge in the social enterprise literature. This study paves the way for future studies to focus on HRM in social enterprise.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slovenia, entrepreneurship, HRM, social enterprise
Subjects: N600 Human Resource Management
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 15:17
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 18:45

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