HRM Challenges in managing the resource sector workforce in remote locations: an exploratory analysis

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The paper aims to conceptually map and examine specific HRM issues for managing non-resident workers in remote locations. Globalisation and technology allow accessing remote regions as production and employment sites, requiring extensive and skilled workforces. Issues are recruitment; retention; safety; accommodation; recreation; work life balance. Complex supply chains and networks involve elaborate webs of contractors, consultants and supporting
organisations on-site. The challenge is to understand factors determining HRM processes applied; whether site-, sector- and organisationally- specific; and theoretical rationale explaining remote region HRM. This proposed project adds to scant literature of HRM processes and remote workforce management theory, using comparative case studies and semi-structured interviews for rich data. The research challenge is to map factors determining HRM processes applied to remote region operations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBAM2015 Conference Proceedings
PublisherBritish Academy of Management Conference
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780954960889
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event29th British Academy of Management Conference (BAM) Conference: The value of Pluralism in Advancing Management Research, Education and Practice - Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Duration: 8 Sept 201510 Sept 2015


Conference29th British Academy of Management Conference (BAM) Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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