Context and HRM: theory, evidence, and proposals

Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Gooderham, Paul ORCID logoORCID: and Brewster, Chris (2019) Context and HRM: theory, evidence, and proposals. International Studies of Management and Organization, 49 (4) . pp. 355-371. ISSN 0020-8825 [Article] (doi:10.1080/00208825.2019.1646486)

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Human resource management (HRM) has paid insufficient attention to the impact of context. In this article, we outline the need for HRM to take full account of context, particularly national context, and to use both cultural theories and, particularly, institutional theories to do that. We use research publications that utilize the Cranet data to show how that can be done. From that evidence, we develop a series of proposals for further context-based research in HRM.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation > International and Cross-cultural Management group
Item ID: 27475
Notes on copyright: Published version: © 2019 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way.

Final accepted version: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in International Studies of Management and Organization on 27/08/2019, available online:
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Depositing User: Paul Gooderham
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2019 15:21
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2022 18:51

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