Market orientation, HRM importance and competency: Determinants of strategic HRM in Chinese firms

Liqun WEI*, Chung Ming Lau

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    Abstract

    This study examined three factors leading to a firm's adoption of strategic human resource management (SHRM): market orientation, HRM importance and HRM competency. Using a sample of firms from China, empirical results showed that the three factors are significantly related to a firm's adoption of SHRM. Given the transitional nature of the Chinese economy, the moderating effects of ownership types and firm size were also investigated. However, the moderating effects were not as strong as predicted. Managerial implications and directions for future research of SHRM in an emerging economy context are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1901-1918
    Number of pages18
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
    Volume16
    Issue number10
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2005

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Strategy and Management
    • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Chinese firms
    • Emerging economy
    • HRM competency
    • HRM importance
    • Market orientation
    • Strategic human resource management

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