Human Resource Management in U.S. Small Businesses: A Replication and Extension
Vol. Volume 8, Number 1 April/2003
Jeffrey S. Hornsby, Donald F. Kuratko
Human resource management practices in 262 U.S. small businesses were investigated for purposes of examining and comparing HRM practices in small business to those reported in a study conducted by the authors over a decade ago. Most empirical research has focused on larger U.S. firms, or on smaller firms outside the U.S. Results of the current study indicate little advancement in the human resource functions of smaller firms over ten years. The critical HRM issues, as viewed by the owners are also reported and compared to the 1990 study.