Management Revue

Peer-reviewed journal publishes articles on business and public administration, organizational behavior, economics, sociology, and psychology.

Articles from Vol. 16, No. 2, 2005

Editorial: Human Resource Management and Economic Success
Human resource management has long been perceived as an "ugly duckling" within the wider field of business administration. The perception's roots are manifold. A critical issue, however, has always been that the utility of human resource management to...
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HR Contribution to a Firm's Success Examined from a Configurational Perspective: An Exploratory Study Based on the Spanish CRANET Data**
The objective in this study was to examine whether a firm's economic/financial success can be associated with the application of certain HRM policies, practices and strategies. In this empirical study, an extended rationale borrowed from a configurational...
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Human Resource Management and Economic Success: An Australian Perspective**
In this paper we examine the case for a link at the national and firm level between human resource management (HRM) and economic success in Australia. A brief history of the industrial development of Australia (and New Zealand) is presented and some...
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Human Resource Management and Performance: A Comparative Study of Ireland and the Netherlands**
In this article, we compare the effects of 'high performance human resource management' (HPHR) on employee and company performance between Ireland and the Netherlands. Key hypotheses are, first, that companies using the HPHR system exhibit higher levels...
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Human Resources and Business Performance: Findings, Unanswered Questions, and an Alternative Approach**
In 1996, Becker and Gerhart noted that much of the work on human resources (HR) and performance had traditionally been conducted at the individual level of analysis. However, in the 1990s, empirical research on HR and performance increasingly moved to...
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Missing Variables in Theories of Strategic Human Resource Management: Time, Cause, and Individuals**
Much progress has been made with regard to theory building and application in the field of Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM) since Wright and McMahan's (1992) critical review. While researchers have increasingly investigated the impact of HR...
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Researching on SHRM: An Analysis of the Debate over the Role Played by Human Resources in Firm Success**
Many different models have been recently proposed to explain the contribution of human resource management to organizational performance, drawing on diverse theoretical frameworks and using many different methodologies. Trying to shed light on the complex...
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The Configurational Approach to Linking Strategic Human Resource Management Bundles with Business Performance: Myth or Reality?**
Strategic human resource management has been linked to competitive advantage and in turn to organizational performance. This linkage has been viewed from a universal, a contextual or a configurational perspective. Adopting the latter perspective, the...
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The Relationship between Salesperson Competencies and Performance in the Korean Pharmaceutical Industry**
This study investigates how competencies lead to performance. We propose that salespersons in the Korean pharmaceutical industry require three central competency dimensions: motive and traits, self-concept, and knowledge and skills. Further, we argue...
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