Internationalising HRM Framework for SMEs: Transcending High Performance Organisation Theory’s Economic Utilitarianism towards Humanism

Mendy, John (2022) Internationalising HRM Framework for SMEs: Transcending High Performance Organisation Theory’s Economic Utilitarianism towards Humanism. In: The International Dimension of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making. Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-85949-7, 978-3-030-85950-3

Full content URL: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-85950-3_8

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Abstract

People and economic barriers constitute fundamental challenges to SMEs’ performance internationally. SMEs’ internationalisation studies have relied on an economic utilitarian approach to resolve this conundrum with limited success. This chapter examines and critiques High Performance Organisation Theory’s five characteristics and highlights both a theory and practice gap in SMEs’ internationalisation and how staff’s performance is managed humanely. By using a conceptual abstraction methodology based on over eighty referred articles from the Web of Science, this chapter develops an ‘Internationalising HRM Framework’. There are four characteristics and principles centring on competency, R & TD, social and resilience capacity. This chapter contributes not only in filling the dual theory-practice gap in SMEs’ internationalisation research but also helps in addressing the problem of how managers, entrepreneurs and HRM professionals can manage people humanely way whilst addressing the performativity lag when SMEs operate internationally.

Keywords:High Performance Organisation Theory, SMEs, international, HRM
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N600 Human Resource Management
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
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Deposited On:25 May 2022 08:50

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