Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM (2 Volumes)

Teresa Torres-Coronas (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain) and Mario Arias-Oliva (Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia, Spain)
Release Date: July, 2008|Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 918
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-883-3
ISBN13: 9781599048833|ISBN10: 1599048833|EISBN13: 9781599048840
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Description & Coverage

Driven by significant internal and external forces, human resource management (HRM) has evolved from largely a maintenance function, to what many scholars and practitioners regard as a source of sustainable competitive advantage for organizations. In the information era, it is important for organizations to progressively incorporate technology into their processes.

The Encyclopedia of Human Resources Information Systems: Challenges in e-HRM rigorously analyzes key critical HR variables and defines previously undiscovered issues in the HR field. With 132 articles from 180 of the world's leading experts on the state of HRM technology, this comprehensive reference source is essential to academic libraries and to practitioners and academics seeking to understand all dimensions related to managing people in the information society.


The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Corporate Responsibility
  • E-Ethics
  • E-flexibility
  • E-HRM
  • E-portals
  • E-practices
  • Employee e-involvement
  • Employee Relationships
  • HR variables
  • Human resource information systems
  • Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • People Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Telecommuting
  • Work place regulations
Reviews and Testimonials

Recognizing the need for substantive revision on the HRM field, this Encyclopedia is a star to analyze the management of people in the IT society through 132 chapters organized in nine separated sections.

– Teresa Torres-Coronas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Catalonia

Editors Torres-Coronas and Arias have assembled this two-volume encyclopedia on human resource information systems from over 100 articles on state-of-the-art IT applications and systems throughout the world.

– Book News Inc. (May 2009)
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Editor/Author Biographies
Teresa Torres-Coronas has a bachelor's degree in economics (Barcelona University) and a PhD in management (Rovira i Virgili University). She won first prize in the 2000 edition of EADA related management research. She is the author of the book Valuing Brands (Ediciones Gestión 2000, Spain), co-author of the book Retrieve Your Creativity (Septem Ediciones, Spain), and co-editor of the books Changing the way you teach: Creative tools for management education (Septem Ediciones, Spain), e-HRM: Managing knowledge people (Idea Group, USA), Higher creativity for virtual teams: Developing platforms for co-creation (Information Science Reference) and, The Encyclopedia of HRIS: Challenges in e-HRM (Information Science Reference). She is author of many articles and conference papers about intangible management, management education, and applied creativity and IT. She is management professor at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. She is one of the researchers of the ELIS group: E-government for Local Integration with Sustainability (Hull University). She is an active member of the Management Education and Development Division (Academy of Management) and the Information Resources Management Association (IRMA).
Mario Arias Oliva, has a PhD in Management from Rovira Rovira i Virgili University. His PhD research was about Virtual Organizations. He took courses at Erasmus Universiteit Rótterdam as well as MBA courses at Rotterdam School of Management (Holland). He is professor at Rovira i Virgili University in the management area. Dr. Arias also collaborates with the Center for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University (UK) where he is an international research associate since (2002). He has conducted several research projects, including “Self-employment analysis in Spain” (Edited by the Spanish Economic Ministry) and The Relationship between Training Consultancy Organizational Design and Strategy:The Effects on Quality and Performance of Training Services (Edited by the Spanish Union “Unión General de Trabajadores, UGT”). Mario Arias has been invited speaker to several MBA programs, seminars, courses and international conferences.
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Editorial Review Board
  • Joan R. Alabart, Rovira i Virgili University, Spain
  • Ignacio Arellano Salafranca, Member of the Board of Cegos Partners, France and Consultant Director of Tea-Cegos, S.A., Spain
  • T.V. (Tanya) Bondarouk, University of Twente, The Netherlands
  • José R. Córdoba-Pachón, Centre for Systems Studies, UK
  • Mila Gascó-Hernández, Open University of Catalonia, Spain
  • Kiyoshi Murata, Meiji University, Japan
  • Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan, Clarion U. of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Simon Rogerson, De Montfort University, UK
  • Raymond Saner, Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development (CSEND), Switzerland