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Do organisational climate and strategic orientation moderate the relationship between human resource management practices and productivity?

Neal, Andrew, West, Michael A. and Patterson, Malcolm G. (2004) Do organisational climate and strategic orientation moderate the relationship between human resource management practices and productivity? CEPDP, 624. Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753017490

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Abstract

Contingency formulations of Human Resource Management (HRM) theory suggest that the effectiveness of HRM practices should vary across firms. This study examined whether the relationship between HRM practices and productivity in manufacturing companies is contingent upon organizational climate and strategic orientation. Information on HRM, organizational structure, and competitive strategy was collected by interviewing senior managers, whilst organizational climate was assessed via employee surveys. Although organizational climate and HRM practices were both positively associated with subsequent productivity, the relationship between HRM practices and subsequent productivity was stronger for firms with a poor climate.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Official URL: http://cep.lse.ac.uk
Additional Information: © 2004 the authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Journal of Economic Literature Classification System: M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M12 - Personnel Management
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Time Allocation, Work Behavior, and Employment Determination and Creation; Human Capital; Retirement > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M11 - Production Management
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J5 - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining
Sets: Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Identification Number: 624
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2008 12:06
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/19979/

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