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Do organizational climate and competitive strategy moderate the relationship between Human Resource Management and productivity?

Neal, Andrew and West, Michael and Patterson, Malcolm G (2005) Do organizational climate and competitive strategy moderate the relationship between Human Resource Management and productivity? Journal of Management, 31 (4). pp. 492-512. ISSN 1557-1211

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Abstract

This study examined whether the effectiveness of human resource management (HRM) practices is contingent on organizational climate and competitive strategy. The concepts of internal and external fit suggest that the positive relationship between HRM and subsequent productivity will be stronger for firms with a positive organizational climate and for firms using differentiation strategies. Resource allocation theories of motivation, on the other hand, predict that the relationship between HRM and productivity will be stronger for firms with a poor climate because employees working in these firms should have the greatest amount of spare capacity. The results supported the resource allocation argument.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management
Uncontrolled Keywords: organizational climate ; human resource management ; productivity (employee) ; competitive strategy ; employee motivation
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 57135
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 10 Aug 2012 19:47
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2013 08:37
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57135

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