Strategic human resource management, institutionalization, and employment modes: An empirical study in China

Ji LI*, Kevin Lam, James J.M. Sun, Shirley X.Y. Liu

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    Abstract

    This study compares the predictions of institutional theory with those of the contingency perspective of strategic human resource management (SHRM) on the selection of an employment mode. Empirical data were collected from multinational enterprises, including the electronics and garment industries, that operate in China to test the relative importance of the determinants of the selection of an employment mode. The results provide greater support for the SHRM predictions than for the institutional theory predictions. The implications of the findings for researchers and practitioners are discussed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)337-342
    Number of pages6
    JournalStrategic Management Journal
    Volume29
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2008

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Business and International Management
    • Strategy and Management

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Institutions in China
    • Strategic human resource management

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