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HRM and Remote Health Workforce Sustainability

The Influence of Localised Management Practices


Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Remote Health Workforce Sustainability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leigh-ann Onnis
      Pages 3-19
    3. Leigh-ann Onnis
      Pages 21-35
    4. Leigh-ann Onnis
      Pages 37-52
  3. Human Resource Management Challenges

  4. Localising Management Practices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Leigh-ann Onnis
      Pages 121-133
    3. Leigh-ann Onnis
      Pages 135-141
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 143-167

About this book


This book examines the characteristics of sustainable remote health workforces and how management practices influence workforce sustainability in remote regions. It introduces the Integrated Human Resource Management (HRM) Framework for sustainable remote health workforces, providing a contemporary approach to remote health workforce sustainability.
This book particularly focuses on the influence of localised management practices on workforce sustainability. For geographically remote managers, the book offers evidence-based information for developing effective management practices drawn from three separate, yet related research studies. This book will be of interest to managers and aspiring managers, working or planning to work in geographically remote regions across the globe. The book provides insight into the human resource management challenges for remote managers, and provides resources and practical management tools as well as suggestions about how managers can create their own localised management practices. 


Remote Workers Remote Managers Remote Health Health Sector Management Workforce Sustainability Geographically Remote Regions Social Exchange Theory Psychological Contract Theory Motivator-Hygiene Theory Harvard Analytical Framework for HRM Sustainable Workforce Management Practices Remote Research Human Resource Management Recruitment and Retention

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.College of Business, Law & GovernanceJames Cook UniversityCairnsAustralia

About the authors

Leigh-ann Onnis is a researcher and lecturer at James Cook University, Cairns, Australia, and has both a work and educational background in human resources and remote health service provision. Her research interests lie in workforce sustainability, remote health sector management, and Indigenous health.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title HRM and Remote Health Workforce Sustainability
  • Book Subtitle The Influence of Localised Management Practices
  • Authors Leigh-ann Onnis
  • Series Title Management for Professionals
  • Series Abbreviated Title Management for Professionals
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-2058-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-2059-0
  • Series ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series E-ISSN 2192-810X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 167
  • Number of Illustrations 71 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Human Resource Management
    Health Services Research
    Health Care Management
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