Applications in Human Resource Management: A Study of Authoritative Textbooks


  • H.H.D.N.P. Opatha Senior Professor and Chair of Human Resource Management Department of Human Resource Management, Faculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Sri Jayewardenepura


For the purpose of achieving four research objectives: (1) to describe general meaning, types, and utility of applications in Human Resource Management (HRM) useful for teaching and learning purpose; (2) to explore, record, and classify applications in HRM presented in the textbooks on HRM selected for the study; (3) to determine the importance of the classified applications in HRM as per the intensity of usage; and (4) to propose some implications of the findings in the way that will contribute theoretically and practically. The adopted research strategy was the desk research strategy and the study was carried out by using two non- cientific methods, i.e., authority to a greater extent and logical beliefs to a certain extent. By adopting seven conditions 29 authoritative textbooks were utilized and from which a considerable number of applications were explored and recorded. They were logically classified into 15 applications which were arranged in the order of importance in terms of the intensity of usage. Finally, implications were given briefly.

Key Words: Applications, Authoritative Textbooks, Cases, Coronavirus Disease, Critical Incidents, Human Resource Management, Learning, Skill Builders, Teaching