Title Institutions and human resource practices in European countries
Authors Garcia-Cabrera, Antonia M., LUCIA CASADEMUNT, ANA MARÍA, Cuellar-Molina, Deybbi, LUCIA CASADEMUNT, ANA MARÍA
External publication No
Means Int. J. Hum. Resour. Manag.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 3.15000
SJR Impact 0.95700
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84990216921&doi=10.1080%2f09585192.2016.1239119&partnerID=40&md5=7bd972aaf81b07a72bd972ef2c68ccdf
Publication date 30/11/2018
ISI 000457415900001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84990216921
DOI 10.1080/09585192.2016.1239119
Abstract Stemming from differences between approaches to new institutionalism, this paper analyses the impact of institutions on the adoption of human resource practices (HRP) in organizations. With this aim in mind, two opposing hypotheses are presented: should configurations of national institutions be related to the actual implementation of HRP by organizations or not? This empirical analysis uses a sample of 29,959 employees who work in organizations established in 27 European countries and takes into account the employees' perception about the HRP used in their organizations and which affect them. The results support the approach to new institutionalism that emphasizes legitimacy and isomorphism, since these results show empirical regularities when countries are compared. Specifically, a country's configurations of regulative, normative and cognitive institutions are related to the actual implementation of HRP, such as internal promotion, job participation, job design, work-life balance, job training, assessment and teamwork. These results suggest relevant practical implications for human resource managers and policy-makers.
Keywords Human resource management; human resource practices; institutional theory; employees' perception; European countries
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