Human & Technological Resource Management (HTRM): New Insights into Revolution 4.0

Payal Kumar
BML Munjal University, India

Anirudh Agrawal
Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany

Pawan Budhwar
Aston University, UK

Product Details
16 Nov 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
200 pages - 152 x 229mm
Industrial Revolution 4.0 is upon us, with disruptive technology rapidly changing our personal and professional lives. In this climate it is not clear how organization reorganization will take place and there is haziness over the strategic HRM required to attract, develop, and retain talent. 

This book shines a light on the rapidly changing work landscape by bringing together international expert contributors, who address issues such as the long-term effects of artificial intelligence and block chain technologies on the firm and on human resources, and deliberate on the effects Industrial Revolution 4.0 is likely to have on both emerging economies and developed countries. A number of fundamental questions are asked: Will HR managers perceive IT as a supporting adjunct or a core operational department? Will man and machine co-exist, or will artificial intelligence have more ominous implications for humanity, as predicted by Stephen Hawking? In other words, is HRM 4.0 an opportunity, a transient phase, or an impending threat? Human and Technological Resource Management is a must read for students and scholars of HRM, as well as anyone interested in the future of technology in the workplace
Foreword; Professor Chris Rowley
Part One. Conceptual and historical frameworks 
Chapter 1. Futuristic organizational design: The role of technological imperative in defining the changing nature of structure, coordination and people practices; Tomislav Hernaus, Aleša Saša Sitar & Ana Aleksić Mirić 
Chapter 2. A polycentric network forming digital competencies for the future; Margit Neisig & Uffe K Hansen 
Chapter 3. HRM 4.0 and the shifting landscape of employer branding; Sujo Thomas, Sonal Kureshi, Susmita Suggala, and Valerie Mendonca 
Chapter 4. Opportunities and barriers in the practice of human resource analytics; Tobias Rex, Sudeshna Bhattacharya, Kanimozhi Narayanan and Pawan Budhwar 
Part Two. HRM 4.0: Practice, Strategy and Policy
Chapter 5. Gig Economy, 4IR and Artificial Intelligence: Rethinking Strategic HRM; Ashish Malik, Pawan Budhwar and N R Srikanth 
Chapter 6. Digital Reverse Mentoring As A Strategic HRM Tool: Case Study Of An Indian Firm; Nimruji Jammulamadaka 
Chapter 7. Influence of Artificial Intelligence on Work, People and the Firm: A Multi-industry Perspective; Richa Saxena, Yogesh Kumar 
Chapter 8. Country-level comparison of Industry 4.0 in Germany, South Korea and the United States: Policy implications for India; Anirudh Agrawal, Payal Kumar & Ashish Tyagi  
Chapter 9. Opinion: Will the pandemic bring HRM 4.0 closer to home?; Samrat Choudhary
Payal Kumar is Professor and Chair (HR/OB); and Associate Dean, International Relations at BML Munjal University, India.

Anirudh Agrawal is Associate Professor at FLAME University, India and researcher at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark.

Pawan Budhwar is Associate Pro Vice Chancellor International (India); and Joint Director, Aston India Centre for Applied Research, Aston University, England.
"A fast-forward into the future of human resource management and technology. Artificial intelligence, digital competencies, gig economy, digital reverse mentoring, employer branding and organizational design are the topics covered and highly relevant for the new world of HRM. A highly recommended read!" - Professor Miha Škerlavaj, Vice-dean for Research and Professor, University of Ljubljana and BI Norwegian Business School

"A successful combination of two important topics: Industry 4.0 and Human Resource Management. Two sides of the same coin, which are usually only looked at from one perspective." - Professor Dr. Alexander Brem, University of Stuttgart, Germany

'The management of people in time of Industry 4.0 is a critical issue for both practitioners and academics. This book provides much needed answers from a cohort of leading academics who pull together current knowledge about HRM and Industry 4.0 to shed light on this complex matter. Those who study HRM would profit from reading this book' - Prof Yehuda Baruch, Professor of Management, University of Southampton, UK

Long overdue and timely. HRM does not always keep up with the rapid developments in the world around us. This book can be a game changer in this respect. An important read for students, practitioners, and academics alike. - Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Professor of Management and Organisational Behaviour, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU)

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