Context and HRM: Theory, Evidence, and Proposals
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionInternational Studies of Management and Organization. 2019, 49 355-371. 10.1080/00208825.2019.1646486
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.