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An empirical study of human resource management strategies and practices in Australian just-in-time environments

D Power, AS Sohal

International Journal of Operations & Production Management | Published : 2000

Abstract

This study seeks to further examine the extent and emphasis of particular human resource management strategies in Australian JIT companies through an empirical analysis of survey data. The results indicate that the management of the human variable in Australian JIT environments can be characterised by a stronger emphasis on a number of factors, including, for example: change management; participative decision making; flexibility and multi-skilling; and open and effective communication processes. Wiat teas particularly striking from this analysis was the evidence gained not only of the added emphasis on these issues in the JIT companies, but of the potential for "adding value" through combini..

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