July, 2007

Strategic Human Resources Management: Between the Resource-Based View of the Firm and an Entrepreneurship Approach

  • Adina Dabu

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This working paper is an attempt to illustrate some of the avenues through which Austrian and entrepreneurship theory ideas are further incorporated in management sciences as part of the aforementioned disciplinary evolutions. The paper uses as a vehicle the case of a subfield emerging at the disciplinary boundaries of human resources management theories, theories of the firm and strategy theories of competition: strategic human resources management. In other words, it uses the concrete example of strategic human resources management (SHRM) to show why and how the evolutions in the field may lead to a renewed focus on entrepreneurship and how they reinforce the idea that entrepreneurship is an indispensable element of the intellectual toolbox one uses in management and organization science.