The Challenges of Strategic HRM Programs in Thai Higher Education Sector

Kunsiree Kowsuvon, John Burgess

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This article demonstrates strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM) programs and practices in the higher education sector in Thailand. The aim of the paper is to identify the relationship between HRM strategy, policies and practices and organization strategy in Thai higher education system. This is a large and growing sector of Thai economy, yet there is an absence of systematic research on the HRM policies and practices within the sector. The research will compare selected private and public sector universities and seeks to: identify and classify the HRM programs in place; examine the application of these programs; examine the impact and relevance of the programs for employees; discuss measures to improve the design and application of HRM programs within the sector. Data collection will draw on multiple sources including documentary analysis, semi-structured interviews with key strategic managers and officials and intensive interviews with employees in each of the case study organizations.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFlexible Work Organizations
Subtitle of host publicationThe Challenges of Capacity Building in Asia
Editors Sushil, Julia Connell, John Burgess
PublisherSpringer India
ISBN (Electronic)9788132228349
ISBN (Print)9788132228325, 9788132238522
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameFlexible Systems Management
ISSN (Print)2199-8493


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