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Business strategy, human resources, labour market flexibility, and competitive advantage

Abstract:

This paper contributes to the strategic human resource management literature by testing the three main approaches - the universalistic ('best practice'), contingency and configurational - against an original database. Specifically, we examine: (1) the relationship between HR and firm performance, (2) the links between strategy, HR and the use of flexible employment contracts and (3) the moderating effects of strategy on the links between HR, flexible labour and firm performance. Using origin...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/0958519042000339598

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Kellogg College
Department:
Continuing Education
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Institution:
University of Dallas
Department:
Graduate School of Management
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
International Journal of Human Resource Management Journal website
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Pages:
445-464
Publication date:
2005-03-05
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EISSN:
1466-4399
ISSN:
0958-5192
URN:
uuid:3be30090-0b24-4814-9903-58c656e85db4
Local pid:
ora:2155

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