Smart Industry Research in the Field of HRM: Resetting Job Design as an Example of Upcoming Challenges

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    Purpose – This chapter aims to encourage and guide Smart Industry HRM-related research by addressing upcoming challenges developed using a Job Design lens.

    Methodology/approach – The challenges are constructed based on a developed overview of the existing body of work related to Job Design and a description of Smart Industry.

    Research implications – The challenges are meant as an indication of the issues that arise within Job Design due to Smart Industry and, in so doing, suggest directions for future research in this specific field. Additionally, through laying out challenges for this particular example, the chapter encourages scholars to consider the possible impact of Smart Industry within other HRM areas.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationElectronic HRM in the Smart Era
    EditorsTanya Bondarouk, Huub Ruel, Emma Parry
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78714-315-9
    ISBN (Print)978-1-78714-316-6
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Aug 2017

    Publication series

    NameThe Changing Context of Managing People
    PublisherEmma Parry


    • Challenges
    • Smart Industry
    • HRM
    • Job Design

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