Workforce-related risks in projects with a contingent workforce

Published on May 1, 2015in International Journal of Project Management4.69
· DOI :10.1016/j.ijproman.2014.10.014
Karen L. Becker12
Estimated H-index: 12
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology),
Michelle Smidt2
Estimated H-index: 2
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology)
View in Source
Our research examined how projects can draw together the fields of human resource management (HRM) and risk management (RM) to consider workforce-related risks on projects; particularly those with a large contingent workforce. It is argued that RM frameworks could be enhanced by a more comprehensive understanding of the specific potential non-technical “people risks” in projects. The study focussed on the Oil and Gas industry and undertook interviews with experts in the field. The findings are considered within the framework of key HRM areas; Management Practices, General Employment Practices, Staffing, HR Development, and Compensation and Benefits, along with Project Completion. Drawing together RM and HRM in a project environment, our research provides a unique opportunity to identify critical workforce-related risks. Such identification is the first step towards a more comprehensive approach to risk assessment and planning for mitigation of such risks in projects.
  • References (45)
  • Citations (5)
#1Lawrence A. Palinkas (SC: University of Southern California)H-Index: 55
#2Sarah McCue Horwitz (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 30
Last.Kimberly Hoagwood (NYU: New York University)H-Index: 58
view all 6 authors...
850 CitationsSource
#1Rolf Medina (Skema Business School)H-Index: 2
#2Alicia Medina (Umeå University)H-Index: 3
17 CitationsSource
#1Sujinda Popaitoon (AIT: Asian Institute of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Sununta Siengthai (AIT: Asian Institute of Technology)H-Index: 11
41 CitationsSource
47 CitationsSource
#1Yao Zhang (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 2
#2Zhi-Ping Fan (NU: Northeastern University)H-Index: 1
43 CitationsSource
#1Ehsan Elahi (University of Massachusetts Boston)H-Index: 6
28 CitationsSource
#1Anne Keegan (UvA: University of Amsterdam)H-Index: 20
#2Martina Huemann (WU: Vienna University of Economics and Business)H-Index: 14
Last.Rodney Turner (Skema Business School)H-Index: 21
view all 3 authors...
51 CitationsSource
#1Karin Bredin (Linköping University)H-Index: 10
#2Jonas Söderlund (BI Norwegian Business School)H-Index: 29
24 CitationsSource
#1Johnny Saldaña (ASU: Arizona State University)H-Index: 16
6,887 Citations
#1Lindsay Redpath (Athabasca University)H-Index: 3
#2Deborah Hurst (Athabasca University)H-Index: 6
Last.Kay Devine (Athabasca University)H-Index: 6
view all 3 authors...
38 CitationsSource
Cited By5
#1Maria Mutudi (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)
#2Tiko Iyamu (Cape Peninsula University of Technology)H-Index: 5
#1Alan BoydH-Index: 12
#2Shilpa Ross (King's Fund)H-Index: 6
Last.Rachael Smithson (King's Fund)H-Index: 1
view all 5 authors...
1 CitationsSource
#1Jinwoo Kim (POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Jinyoun Lee (POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 2
Last.Injun Choi (POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 14
view all 4 authors...
2 CitationsSource
#1Faizul Azli Mohd Rahim (Peninsular Malaysia)H-Index: 4
#2Nurul Safwah Mohd Yusoff (Peninsular Malaysia)H-Index: 1
Last.Rafikullah Deraman (UTHM: Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia)H-Index: 2
view all 6 authors...
1 CitationsSource
1 CitationsSource
View next paperA risk perspective on human resource management: A review and directions for future research