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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 origina...

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10.1080/0958519042000339598

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Jonathan Michie More by this author
Maura Sheehan More by this author
Journal:
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume:
16
Issue:
3
Publication date:
2005-03-05
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URN:
uuid:da5ee92e-54d2-48ec-87c3-e9688dbb3e56
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:14370
Language:
English

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