Strategic Human Resource Management -- Italian Style
How do human resource practices contribute to strategy development and implementation? The authors argue that they play a major constitutive role. Human resource management occurs at all levels or organizations and, increasingly, outside organizations, as companies manage relationships with free-lancers, consultants, and suppliers. The authors show how innovative human resource practices have been involved in the strategic success of a number of Italian companies. They discuss the need for new skills, new policies, and new human resource management structures.