Ameliorating the effects of global crisis on human resources


  • Wilfred UKPERE Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management Faculty of Management University of Johannesburg South Africa


globalisation, ameliorating mechanisms, human resources, industrial democracy, humanism, labour standard


Capitalist globalisation has produced certain negative consequences for human resources, industrial democracy and humanity in general. Globalisation is a powerful force that cannot be denied, however, conversely, it has also threatened life, in a broader sense. Globalisation was perceived by globalisers as a worldwide remedy for worldwide problems, but is viewed with great pessimism amongst proletariat (workers). In fact, current globalisation has an enormous negative impact on human resources, industrial democracy and humanity, at large. Hence, the aim of this paper is to proffer mechanisms, which can ameliorate negative impacts of globalisation on human resources, industrial democracy and humanity. It is the author’s belief that if current postulates are considered, globalisation might present a different picture, which could have positive effects on human resources, industrial democracy and humanity, in general.  


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How to Cite

UKPERE, W. (2011). Ameliorating the effects of global crisis on human resources. Annals of Spiru Haret University. Economic Series, 11(2), 19–34. Retrieved from