Trends and Tendencies in the Field of Improving
the HR-Systems of Hungarian Public Universities

Vol:10 No.1 / 2009

József Poór
University of Pécs, Hungary

Andrea Bencsik
Széchenyi István University, Hungary
Iván Fekete
University of Miskolc, Hungary
Gyula László
University of Pécs, Hungary
Zoltán Majó
University of Szeged, Hungary

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      In recent years it has become accepted that, besides traditional success factors, human resource management (HRM/HR) plays an increasingly important role in organizational success and in retaining and improving domestic and international competitiveness (Gordon-Whitchurch, 2007). In the countries of the developed world – especially in the case of anglo-saxon “pioneers” – the public sphere (including universities) has left the normative “bureaucratic-administrative Taylorian” system, that is based on formal regulation, far behind (Farkas et al, 2003). These efforts provided models and experience that were applicable in the transforming countries of Europe, including Hungary. In view of the above, we intended to make a non-exhaustive overview – based on the sources of literature and the practices of 11 Hungarian universities – of the change of the situation of HR and the possibilities of its modernization in this field.

      Keywords: higher education, Hungary, New Public Management, HRM, knowledge

Pages: 61 - 76