Is human resource management cultural-specific? The moderating effect of firm strategy

Xinran Wang*, Ji LI, Zhiqiang Liu, Pengchen Zhang

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    Abstract

    This study deals with the issue whether HRM policies/practice are cultural specific with consideration on the moderating effect of firm strategy. Based on relevant literature, we predict that HRM is cultural-specific and the alignment of HRM with societal culture should have a positive effect on firm performance. Also, we argue that a contingent factor, i.e., firm strategy of product diversification, should have a direct negative effect on firm performance. Moreover, this firm strategy should also moderate the relationship between the HRM policy/strategy and firm performance. Testing the relevant hypotheses in a major emerging economy, i.e., P.R. China, we collected data from multiple source and found evidence supporting our hypotheses. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationICEMT 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, Proceedings
    Pages314-318
    Number of pages5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    Event2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, ICEMT 2010 - Cairo, Egypt
    Duration: 2 Nov 20104 Nov 2010

    Publication series

    NameICEMT 2010 - 2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, Proceedings

    Conference

    Conference2010 International Conference on Education and Management Technology, ICEMT 2010
    Country/TerritoryEgypt
    CityCairo
    Period2/11/104/11/10

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Information Systems and Management
    • Education

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