The Influence Of Institutional Pressures On Human Resource Management Practices For Hospitals In Taiwan

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This paper applies institutional theory and strategic human resource management to explore the relationship between institutional pressures and human resource management practices for hospitals in Taiwan. The institutional pressures would influence the strategic response of hospitals and the human resource management practices within hospitals. To explore the process of institutional pressure on human resource management practices, this study adopted an embedded case study design and treated individual departments as analysis units. After interviewing several medical and administrative department leaders, this research finds that the institutional pressures will have different influences on human resource management practices of different departments.

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