Human resource management reforms during the Financial crisis: the case of the greek public Sector

Evangelia Fragouli, Ioannis Christoforidis

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    The financial crisis of 2008, highlighted the importance of Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Greek public sector. The Greek Public Administration due to the large deficits has limited available resources and its services must improve in order to contribute to economic development. The present study was conducted in order to investigate how public employees perceive HRM and its reform and whether demographic differences affect employees' beliefs .Initially a first approach to the concept of HRM and its key features is presented. The current reform and the role of the financial crisis are thoroughly analyzed in comparison to similar efforts in other countries.The second part of the study includes an empirical research, the way public employees perceive HRM and its reform is explored. Primary data were collected from a random sample of 130 civil servants. The findings suggest that employees believe that the reform is necessary. However they believe that the implemented reform lacks strategy, is not intended to improve services but it is crisis driven and aims to reduce costs.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-44
    Number of pages44
    JournalInternational Journal of Information, Business and Management
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - May 2019



    • Human
    • Resource
    • Management
    • public
    • sector
    • reforms
    • administration
    • financial crisis

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