Is Human Resource Management Profitable for Small Firms?

A substantial body of HRM research has investigated the relationship between HRM and organizational performance. Recent paper tends to explains the effects of integrated 'Systems' or 'Configurations' of HRM practices on different indicators of firm performance. A High Performance Work System (HPWS) can be defined as a set of distinct but interrelated HRM practices that together select, develop, retain, and motivate a workforce. Overall, the results of the work on HPWS and performance suggest substantial benefits from effectively managing human resources.

Provided by: EIM Business & Policy Research Topic: SMBs Date Added: Dec 2006 Format: PDF

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