Web-Based Organizing in Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Companies: The Impact on HR

Web-Based Organizing in Traditional Brick-and-Mortar Companies: The Impact on HR

Jaap Paauwe (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands), Elaine Farndale (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Roger Williams (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Copyright: © 2005 |Pages: 30
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-435-4.ch001
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Abstract

This chapter introduces the notion of how old-economy brick-and-mortar firms are adapting their HRM policies and practices and the roles of their HR departments in light of newly introduced Web-based business-to-business transaction practices. It argues that the Internet has introduced three new business models in old-economy companies: the Internet as a marketplace, the Internet as a supply chain integrator, and the Internet as a catalyst for business model redefinition. These innovative ways of organizing are providing HR with opportunities to rise to new challenges and increase their added value to the firm.

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