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HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN BRITISH MANUFACTURING

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN BRITISH MANUFACTURING The completed project discussed here represents the largest indepth survey of HRM to date. Semistructured interviews were conducted with HRM directors, or equivalents in 60, mainly large, UK firms. The field work took place within a samplingframe created from the Datastream financial information source. Two key contrasting sectors were focussed upon Engineering and Electronics with twenty companies in each. A miscellaneous group of twenty firms was also investigated as a piloting and control exercise. Data collected was of two kinds 1 rich qualitative descriptions of HRM practices and systems used in each company and b various quantitative company financial performance indices. The study is therefore revealing in terms of a simply describing HRM practice on the ground and b statistical correlations between these practices and company financial performance adjusted for sector effects. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Research News Emerald Publishing

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN BRITISH MANUFACTURING

Management Research News , Volume 14 (7/8/9): 3 – Jul 1, 1991

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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0140-9174
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10.1108/eb028158
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Abstract

The completed project discussed here represents the largest indepth survey of HRM to date. Semistructured interviews were conducted with HRM directors, or equivalents in 60, mainly large, UK firms. The field work took place within a samplingframe created from the Datastream financial information source. Two key contrasting sectors were focussed upon Engineering and Electronics with twenty companies in each. A miscellaneous group of twenty firms was also investigated as a piloting and control exercise. Data collected was of two kinds 1 rich qualitative descriptions of HRM practices and systems used in each company and b various quantitative company financial performance indices. The study is therefore revealing in terms of a simply describing HRM practice on the ground and b statistical correlations between these practices and company financial performance adjusted for sector effects.

Journal

Management Research NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 1, 1991

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