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The diffusion of calculative and collaborative HRM practices in European firms

The diffusion of calculative and collaborative HRM practices in European firms

Poutsma, Erik, Ligthart, Paul E.M. and Veersma, Ulke (2006) The diffusion of calculative and collaborative HRM practices in European firms. Industrial Relations, 45 (4). pp. 513-546. ISSN 0019-8676 (doi:10.1111/j.1468-232X.2006.00442.x)

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to trace and explain variations in calculative and collaborative human resource management (HRM) practices between companies and across national borders. Variations and similarities are explained in terms of the convergence and divergence of HRM practices determined by national institutions, and the increasing influence of multinational companies (MNCs). We explore the diffusion of HRM practices in Europe over time, using data sets from two surveys conducted in several European countries in 1995 and 2000. We use institutional explanations for the development of three selected bundles of HRM practices: individual, calculative performance-oriented practices; collective incentive schemes for the alignment of interests; and collaborative practices that seek to enhance the commitment of employees. We found substantial effects of country-specific institutions and of the country of origin of MNCs, which clearly support the institutional duality thesis. Foreign-owned MNCs, especially those that are US-based, appear to moderate country-specific institutional effects on the diffusion of the three HRM bundles.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: HRM, human resources, business enterprises, employees
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/3545

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