Is there a relationship between information technology adoption and human resource management?

Is there a relationship between information technology adoption and human resource management? Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the adoption of information technology is associated with human resource management and organizational restructuring. Design/methodology/approach – SMEs in Nova Scotia were visited and complete data from 130 firms were obtained. Findings – The rate of IT adoption varies noticeably among SMEs in Nova Scotia, with less than 10 per cent being high adopters. IT adoption was strongly associated with employer size, organizational restructuring and investment in human resource management. Research limitations/implications – The data are cross‐sectional and the generalizability of the results may be limited. While it was found that HRM and IT were strongly related, it was whether they are associated with higher employer performance was not examined. Practical implications – The results suggest that IT may play a role in enhancing the human resource function. Originality/value – There has been little research exploring the link between HRM and IT adoption, particularly among small firms. This paper fills some of the gaps. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development Emerald Publishing

Is there a relationship between information technology adoption and human resource management?

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1462-6004
D.O.I.
10.1108/14626001011041229
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether the adoption of information technology is associated with human resource management and organizational restructuring. Design/methodology/approach – SMEs in Nova Scotia were visited and complete data from 130 firms were obtained. Findings – The rate of IT adoption varies noticeably among SMEs in Nova Scotia, with less than 10 per cent being high adopters. IT adoption was strongly associated with employer size, organizational restructuring and investment in human resource management. Research limitations/implications – The data are cross‐sectional and the generalizability of the results may be limited. While it was found that HRM and IT were strongly related, it was whether they are associated with higher employer performance was not examined. Practical implications – The results suggest that IT may play a role in enhancing the human resource function. Originality/value – There has been little research exploring the link between HRM and IT adoption, particularly among small firms. This paper fills some of the gaps.

Journal

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise DevelopmentEmerald Publishing

Published: May 18, 2010

Keywords: Human resource management; Communication technologies; Organizational restructuring; Small to medium‐sized enterprises; Canada

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