The Impact of Blockchain Technology on Human Resource Management

Erhan Atay, Jane L. Y. Terpstra Tong

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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 publicationThe Impact of Blockchain Technology on Human Resource Management
EditorsP.C. Lai
Place of PublicationHershey, US
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic) 9781799890379
ISBN (Print)9781799890355
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbook of Research
Publisher IGI Global
ISSN (Print)1935-2921
ISSN (Electronic)1935-293X

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