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Type Working Paper
Scope Discipline-based scholarship
Title Revisiting system theories in Strategic Human Resource Management - A set-theoretic analysis of high performing firms in the UK
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  • Johannes Meuer
  • Henric van der Ent
  • English
Institution University of Zurich
Series Name Economics of Education Working Paper Series
Number 076
Date 2012
Abstract Text Prior research has produced ambiguous support for theories on the nature and construction of Human Resource Management (HRM) systems. This ambiguity may be a function of the inherent limitations of the methodologies used in previous studies. We resume efforts by using a configurational methodology to analyze high performing HRM systems of 374 UK based firms. We reveal the multi-dimensional nature of successful and unsuccessful HRM systems. By providing a typology for comparing the interdependencies among vital and peripheral functions, we are able to describe and explain competitive advantages that rest in the orchestrating themes and integrative mechanisms of HRM systems.
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