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How tech start-ups face the challenges of hiring talent in the competitive job market in comparison with human resource management practices of small-established firms observed in existing literature

Tyurin, Oleg LU and Cahill, Cormac (2013) ENTN19 20131
Department of Business Administration
Abstract (Swedish)
The following thesis research deals with the topic of the challenges technology start- ups face and overcome when hiring talents in comparison with HRM practices attributed to established firms by existing theory. As Masters in Entrepreneurship students we felt the current literature tends to focus on HR-related topics in established companies, while these subjects remain underdeveloped applying to start- ups and specifically to tech start-ups. In our research, we conducted 4 interviews with entrepreneurs at various stages in their tech start-up companies and tried to refer insights to existing theory. Overall, we have found some commonalities as well as discrepancies among the approaches small firms and start-ups employ when staffing. And... (More)
The following thesis research deals with the topic of the challenges technology start- ups face and overcome when hiring talents in comparison with HRM practices attributed to established firms by existing theory. As Masters in Entrepreneurship students we felt the current literature tends to focus on HR-related topics in established companies, while these subjects remain underdeveloped applying to start- ups and specifically to tech start-ups. In our research, we conducted 4 interviews with entrepreneurs at various stages in their tech start-up companies and tried to refer insights to existing theory. Overall, we have found some commonalities as well as discrepancies among the approaches small firms and start-ups employ when staffing. And while some points like extensive use of personal networks or providing perks to attract talents are relatively the same for both tech start-ups and established firms, the former expose distinct specifications conditioned by the very nature of a new venture. The authors believe that this research will help current and future entrepreneurs with issues in hiring talents in technology start-ups, and the findings can act as a basis for further research to continue the modernization of this research field. (Less)
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author
Tyurin, Oleg LU and Cahill, Cormac
supervisor
organization
course
ENTN19 20131
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
Start-up, small firms, human resources, HRM, competition, new ventures.
language
English
id
4022843
date added to LUP
2013-09-10 14:57:35
date last changed
2013-09-10 14:57:35
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  abstract     = {The following thesis research deals with the topic of the challenges technology start- ups face and overcome when hiring talents in comparison with HRM practices attributed to established firms by existing theory. As Masters in Entrepreneurship students we felt the current literature tends to focus on HR-related topics in established companies, while these subjects remain underdeveloped applying to start- ups and specifically to tech start-ups. In our research, we conducted 4 interviews with entrepreneurs at various stages in their tech start-up companies and tried to refer insights to existing theory. Overall, we have found some commonalities as well as discrepancies among the approaches small firms and start-ups employ when staffing. And while some points like extensive use of personal networks or providing perks to attract talents are relatively the same for both tech start-ups and established firms, the former expose distinct specifications conditioned by the very nature of a new venture. The authors believe that this research will help current and future entrepreneurs with issues in hiring talents in technology start-ups, and the findings can act as a basis for further research to continue the modernization of this research field.},
  author       = {Tyurin, Oleg and Cahill, Cormac},
  keyword      = {Start-up,small firms,human resources,HRM,competition,new ventures.},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {How tech start-ups face the challenges of hiring talent in the competitive job market in comparison with human resource management practices of small-established firms observed in existing literature},
  year         = {2013},
}