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Human resource management practices and organizational commitment: research methods, issues and future directions (2001-2016)

Human resource management practices and organizational commitment: research methods, issues and... The purpose of this paper is to outline the various research methods adopted by researchers in studies that have investigated the relationship between human resource management (HRM) practices and organizational commitment (OC).Design/methodology/approachThe authors adopted a comprehensive review that covers empirical research on HRM-OC relationship, which was published between 2001 and 2016 in international peer-reviewed journals. A total of 63 empirical studies were included in this review. Authors adopted content analysis to synthesize the findings on the adopted research methods.FindingsThis review clearly indicates the excessive reliance of researchers on specific research methods (i.e. surveys, individual-level analysis, and cross-sectional design). However, there is a steady increase in empirical studies that have adopted mixed-method, multi-actor, and multi-level research designs.Originality/valueThis review has attempted to explore advanced research methods that may offer assistance to overcome methodological limitations of the current HRM-OC literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Industrial and Commercial Training Emerald Publishing

Human resource management practices and organizational commitment: research methods, issues and future directions (2001-2016)

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
0019-7858
DOI
10.1108/ict-05-2017-0033
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to outline the various research methods adopted by researchers in studies that have investigated the relationship between human resource management (HRM) practices and organizational commitment (OC).Design/methodology/approachThe authors adopted a comprehensive review that covers empirical research on HRM-OC relationship, which was published between 2001 and 2016 in international peer-reviewed journals. A total of 63 empirical studies were included in this review. Authors adopted content analysis to synthesize the findings on the adopted research methods.FindingsThis review clearly indicates the excessive reliance of researchers on specific research methods (i.e. surveys, individual-level analysis, and cross-sectional design). However, there is a steady increase in empirical studies that have adopted mixed-method, multi-actor, and multi-level research designs.Originality/valueThis review has attempted to explore advanced research methods that may offer assistance to overcome methodological limitations of the current HRM-OC literature.

Journal

Industrial and Commercial TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 15, 2017

Keywords: HRM practices; Content analysis; Research methods; Comprehensive review; Organizational commitment

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