Title: E-HRM implementation, adoption and its predictors: a case of small and medium enterprises of Pakistan

Authors: Abdul Waheed; Miao Xiaoming; Salma Waheed; Naveed Ahmad; Shang Tian-tian

Addresses: School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710000, China ' School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710000, China ' School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710000, China ' School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710000, China ' School of Management, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, 710000, China

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to investigate the predictors of E-HRM implementation and adoption in the small medium enterprise (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector. Three main predictors including conventional HRM practices, availability of resources and employees attitude towards E-HRM were analysed. Data was collected through a questionnaire survey and 500 employees participated in this survey. Results reveal that E-HRM heavily depends on employee attitude towards E-HRM and availability of resources. Conventional HRM practices including training and development, compensation and benefits and performance appraisal also have an essential role. The readiness of implementing and adopting E-HRM practices in small and medium enterprises heavily dependent on expertise, financial and technical resources. This study will help managers to develop a strategy for effective implementation of E-HRM in small, medium enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector.

Keywords: electronic human resource management; E-HRM; conventional HRM; small medium enterprises; SMEs; Pakistan SME's; implementation; adoption.

DOI: 10.1504/IJITM.2020.10027416

International Journal of Information Technology and Management, 2020 Vol.19 No.2/3, pp.162 - 180

Received: 29 Aug 2017
Accepted: 05 Nov 2017

Published online: 06 Mar 2020 *

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