Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations

Brookes, Michael and Croucher, Richard and Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Gooderham, Paul (2011) Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations. Human Resource Management Review, 21 (1). pp. 68-79. ISSN 1053-4822

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.012

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Abstract

This paper assesses the relative and joint impact of cultural and institutional factors on firms' use of “calculative” human resource management practices to determine their separate analytic power. To what extent do institutions and culture structure managerial choice? Previous research has been constrained by not having measures for both cultural and institutional distance. Employing data from 14 European countries taken from the Cranet survey, our findings indicate that institutional, and more specifically, labour relations factors, have more explanatory power than cultural factors.

Item Type:Article
Keywords (uncontrolled):HRM practices; Cultural explanations; Institutional explanations
Research Areas:Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
Citations on ISI Web of Science:1
ID Code:6681
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Deposited On:09 Nov 2010 11:24
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