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Conflicts related to Human Resource Management in Finnish Project-Based Companies (2021)

Lemmetty, S., Keronen, S., Auvinen, T., & Collin, K. (2021). Conflicts related to Human Resource Management in Finnish Project-Based Companies. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 11(1), 85-107. https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.122226

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lemmetty, Soila; Keronen, Sara; Auvinen, Tommi; Collin, Kaija

Journal or series: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies

eISSN: 2245-0157

Publication year: 2021

Publication date: 29/09/2020

Volume: 11

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 85-107

Publisher: Roskilde universitetsforlag

Publication country: Denmark

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.122226

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72108


In contemporary working life of Nordic countries, employee involvement and well-being are emphasized and organizational functions and demands are continuously changing. Thus, the study of human resource management (HRM) practices and their consequences for employees is relevant. This study examines conflicts related to HRM in Finnish project-based companies and provides new information on the implications of conflicts in HRM practices for theorists and practitioners. The research was conducted qualitatively using content and thematic analysis. The findings suggest that conflicts framed within HRM practices are generally the result of the practices and expectations of the organization and management not meeting the views and expectations of the employees. Moreover, the lack of transparency and deficient or even absent HRM practices generate conflicts. The consequences of conflicts range from motivational problems and individual employees’ fatigue to the deterioration of team and organizational performance.

Keywords: working life; social conflicts; human resource management; growth companies; project work; qualitative analysis (chemical analysis)

Free keywords: conflict; human resource management practices; growth companies; qualitative thematic analysis; employee experiences

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2021

JUFO rating: 1

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