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Title: A theoretical basis for managing human resources in tourism
Authors: Bayat, Z. 
Ferreira, IW 
Keywords: Tourism;South Africa;Human resource management;Theoretical foundations
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Cape Peninsula University of Technology; Juta
Source: Bayat, Z. and Ferreira, I.W. 2008. A theoretical basis for managing human resources in tourism. Journal of Business and Management Dynamics, 2(2): 75-96
Journal: Journal of Business and Management Dynamics (JBMD) 
Abstract: The complexity of human resource management as a sub-component of the management process per se and as a fully-fledged academic discipline in its own right is underpinned by basic philosophical and theoretical foundations relevant to the tourism industry in South Africa. The article expounds, inter alia, a philosophy of management sciences which encompasses various approaches to that field vis-à-vis its evolution over time. Various theoretical perspectives on human resource management are explained in the article, from philosophy as applicable to the social sciences, through to a philosophical basis for public management, to a normative theory for the management of human resources. A systems model as a possible approach to the field of human resource management is provided, together with a number of other paradigmatic approaches to the field. A conclusion is provided at the end, with a reference list completing the article.
Description: Article
ISSN: 2070-0156
Appears in Collections:BUS - Journal Articles (not DHET subsidised)

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