The Management Research
Center is currently
working on the CRANET project. The project is part of a larger project called
"Cranfield Network on European and Global Human
Resource Management" (CRANET) project which was established in 1989 with
five of the founder countries involved in this unique and important research
project in human resource management. It is coordinated by the Centre for
European Human Resource Management at Cranfield
School of Management. The Cranet survey is now the
largest (34 countries are participating) and most representative independent
survey of HRM policies and practices in the world. The Network members carry
out a regular international comparative survey of organizational policies and
practices in comparative Human Resource Management (HRM) across Europe and
provide benchmarks for comparing Europe with
developments elsewhere in the world. This allows a systematic comparative
analysis of trends in Human Resource Management policies and practices within
employing organizations. Further information on CRANET can be found on http://www.cranet.org .
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(2005) Human Resource Management in Europe:
Convergence, Divergence or Statis? London: Butterworth-Heinemann.
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and control mechanisms in the Cranfield Network on
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Recruitment and training policies and practices: The case of Turkey as an EU
candidate, Journal of European Industrial Training Volume 29 Issue: 9
Tanova, C. (2003) Firm size and
recruitment: staffing practices in small and large organisations
in north Cyprus,
Career Development International; Volume: 8
Joris, Harzing Anne-Wil K
(2003) International Human Resource Mangement,
The Management Research
Center is also working on
a Career Choice Among Managers Project. This undertaking involves an international,
interdisciplinary group of scholars who joined forces to create a new
multifaceted vision of management in the 21st century. The scholars, both young
and senior, come from Turkey,
Cyprus, Greece, Hungary,
the UK and Israel, and
represent different disciplines including Business Management, Business
Administration, Organizational Behavior, Public Administration, Sociology,
Clinical, Social and Organizational Psychology. However, they all share an
interest in the multi-faceted relationship between the antecedents of career
choice in management (e.g. the environmental, sociological, familial and
psychological influences propelling some people to become managers); (e.g.
management training and education, as well as cultural values such as
individualism vs. collectivism, and democracy) and a variety of outcome
variables (e.g. national indicators of economic success, and citizenship, and
personal indicators of job satisfaction, stress and burnout). The cross-cultural interdisciplinary
perspective enables an examination of the role culture plays in young peoples'
path to become managers including identification of certain groups (e.g. women)
who do not reach their full potential in certain cultures.
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Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) of the relationship between public sector
performance and citizenship involvement. Journal of Public Administration
Research and Theory, 12, 2, 241-272.
An Empirical Study on Consumer Ethnocentrism: North Cyprus Case
The Effects of Interpersonal Communication on Consumer
Behavior in Service Sector
Measuring the competitiveness of the North Cyprus
Re-engineering Process (transformation) in the Health