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A Plea for a Behavioural Approach in the Science of Human Resources Management


  • Albert Martin

    () (University of Lueneburg, Institute of Business Administration)


The aim of science is to develop true theories. From this it follows quite naturally that the Behavioural Approach is the only plausible approach in a Science of Human Resources Management. The Behavioural Approach derives its propositions from the best theories from the social and behavioural sciences. It is problem-oriented in the strictest sense and thus escapes discipline-specific narrow-mindedness. It integrates the knowledge bases necessary for good practice. The behavioural approach to human resources management is a success story, it leads to numerous new and far reaching insights.

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  • Albert Martin, 2004. "A Plea for a Behavioural Approach in the Science of Human Resources Management," management revue. Socio-economic Studies, Rainer Hampp Verlag, vol. 15(2), pages 201-214.
  • Handle: RePEc:rai:mamere:1861-9908_mrev_2004_02_martin

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    1. Hedtke, Reinhold & Uppenbrock, Carolin, 2011. "Atomisierung der Stundentafeln? Schulf├Ącher und ihre Bezugsdisziplinen in der Sekundarstufe I," EconStor Preprints 52515, ZBW - German National Library of Economics.

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    Behavioural Sciences; Rational Choice; Philosophy of Science; Critical Rationalism; Instrumentalism;

    JEL classification:

    • F23 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - Multinational Firms; International Business
    • J53 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - Labor-Management Relations; Industrial Jurisprudence
    • M10 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - General


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