Institutions, labour management practices and firm performance in Europe

Croucher, Richard ORCID logoORCID: and Rizov, Marian (2014) Institutions, labour management practices and firm performance in Europe. In: Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective. Wood, Geoffrey, Brewster, Chris and Brookes, Michael, eds. Routledge Global Human Resource Management . Routledge, London, pp. 157-178. ISBN 9780415896931. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9781315796079-9)

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We develop a theoretical framework to examine three hypotheses on the relationship between LMPs and organisational performance in European firms. The first is that collaborative forms are more strongly associated with superior firm performance than calculative forms. The second is that these associations are strongest where national institutional and normative settings support them. The third is that employer-employee consultative committees and collective payment methods are also associated with superior firm performance. The first two hypothesis are strongly empirically supported, as is the third albeit more weakly. The implications of the findings in the context of the Varieties of Capitalism theory are discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: ISBN: Paperback: 9780415896931; Hardback: 9780415896924
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Employment Relations group
Item ID: 13858
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Human Resource Management and the Institutional Perspective on 27/05/2014, available online: or
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Depositing User: Marian Rizov
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2014 10:47
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 23:39

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