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HRM practice in emerging economies: a long way to go in the Slovak hotel industry?

Lucas, Rosemary E. and Marinova, Milena and Kucerova, Jana and Vetrokova, Milota (2004) HRM practice in emerging economies: a long way to go in the Slovak hotel industry? The international journal of human resource management, 15 (7). pp. 1262-1279. ISSN 1466-4399

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Abstract

Using empirical data from interviews among leading hotels in Slovakia, this paper sets out to explore recent developments in human resource management (HRM) policies and practices and labour relations in an emerging Central European economy. The main areas explored are the HRM function, employee resourcing, employee development, employee relations and emerging HRM issues. The paper establishes that there has been a move away from the traditional rigid socialist type of personnel management, but it has not been fully replaced by HRM practices. The emergent 'model' is a hybrid of the traditional Western personnel management and basic HRM activities, alongside which some legacies of the socialist personnel function still exist.

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