The antecedents of direct management communication to employees in Mauritius

Croucher, Richard ORCID logoORCID:, Rizov, Marian and Goolaup, Ram (2014) The antecedents of direct management communication to employees in Mauritius. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25 (17) . pp. 2420-2437. ISSN 0958-5192 [Article] (doi:10.1080/09585192.2014.880153)

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We measure whether, in a developing country, existence of a ‘hard’ strategic human resource management (SHRM) strategy developed at high organizational levels or one designed to enhance employee knowledge inputs and thereby promote employer–employee interdependence (EEIN) is a stronger antecedent of direct communication to employees. We use data from a comprehensive survey of HR practices in Mauritius,
one of Africa’s most open and successful economies. We find that both SHRM and EEIN are antecedents, but that the latter is stronger in public organizations and in smaller and older companies. We conclude that EEIN is a significant analytic category for explaining management practices especially in a historic sense in this and possibly other developing country contexts.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 13848
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The International Journal of Human Resource Management on 23/01/2014, available online:
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Depositing User: Marian Rizov
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2014 16:56
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 23:22

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