New Book: Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization by Martina Huemann



2 November 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization by Martina Huemann. Dr. Huemann is a professor at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in Vienna, Austria and is internationally recognized for being one of the leading researchers on the topic of Human Resource Management in project-oriented organizations.

151102-pmwj40-Huemann-BOOKAccording to Gower, Organizations regularly assume that the culture, values, dynamic and organization of their temporary project organizations are merely a smaller version of the original parent. Given that project organizations are made up of people and teams drawn, in most cases, from outside and inside the parent, these assumptions are nonsensical. But they do explain why the HR function finds it difficult to adapt to the project environment.

Martina Huemann’s research in Human Resource Management in the Project-Oriented Organization offers insights into an approach that is designed to align HR to the needs of the project organization, in terms of management structure, rewards, recruitment and performance systems. The text analyses how the modern HR organization stacks up alongside the temporary organization that is the project, to identify the HR constraints and needs of the project organisation, and offer a model of project-oriented HRM. Professor Huemann has a deep interest in how and why change processes come into existence and how to design and enable them. In her book she endeavours to bridge theory and practice, strategy and operations.

Professor Dr Martina Huemann heads the Project Management Group in the Department Strategy and Innovation at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business and is the Academic Director of the Professional MBA Program: Project Management. Martina Huemann has strong links in the research and practice communities. She served on the Research Management Board of the International Project Management Association and is currently a member of the Academic Member Advisory Group at the Project Management Institute.

In Austria she is a board member of Projekt Management Austria. She is Associate Editor of the International Journal of Project Management. Outside of academia; Martina Huemann has more than 15 years of consulting and developing experience. She is co-founder and manager of enable2change – a network of independent experts who enable organizations and people to turn strategy into action.

For more about the book, go to http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472452047

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide. Gower’s project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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Source: Gower Publishing, UK