The role of human resource management in concurrent engineering approaches to product innovation

Australian and Indonesian experiences

Michael Zanko*, Paul Couchman, Richard Badham, Maren Schubert, Zuhraiti Zainuddin

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Abstract

Where human resource management (HRM) has been addressed in concurrent engineering (CE), it has been universalistic, prescriptive, and issues rather than system based. This article challenges this perspective through a critical examination of CE and its associated cross-functional arrangements. Following a review of HRM in CE, an analytic framework is proposed for the systematic exploration of HRM in product innovation. Next, a case analysis of HRM involvement in CE initiatives in Australian and Indonesian manufacturing firms is undertaken, and the implications for real and rhetorical change in CE practices are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-139
Number of pages15
JournalHuman Factors and Ergonomics In Manufacturing
Volume8
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1998
Externally publishedYes

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