The impact of blockchain technology on human resource management

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Abstract

Blockchain technology could be extended to benefit human resource (HR) practices. With the lack of definitions and best practices in the literature on the applicability of blockchain in HR, there is a need to define the terms related to blockchain technology and its possible applications in HR. In addition, it is also important to address the downside and dark side of adopting blockchain in HR practices. This chapter aims to review the developing literature on blockchain technology, relate concepts to HR practices, present a model for applying blockchain technology in transforming HR practices, and explain the limitations and disadvantages of using blockchain technology in HR management. The chapter also contains two cases that illustrate the applicability issues of blockchain technology based upon the USA's credit score systems and Turkey's e-government application.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Social Impact of E-Payment and Blockchain Technology
EditorsP.C. Lai
Place of PublicationHershey PA USA
PublisherIGI Global
Chapter9
Pages136-151
Number of pages16
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781799890379
ISBN (Print)9781799890355
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameAdvances in Electronic Commerce
ISSN (Print)1935-2921
ISSN (Electronic)1935-293X

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