Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations

Brookes, Michael; Croucher, Richard; Fenton-O'Creevy, Mark and Gooderham, Paul (2011). Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations. Human Resource Management Review, 21(1) pp. 68–79.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.012

Abstract

This paper assesses the relative and joint impact of cultural and institutional factors on firms’ use of “calculative” human resource management practices to determine their separate analytic power. To what extent do institutions and culture structure managerial choice? Previous research has been constrained by not having measures for both cultural and institutional distance. Employing data from 14 European countries our findings indicate that institutional, and more specifically, labour relations factors, have more explanatory power than cultural factors.

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  • 22780
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  • 1053-4822
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  • NOTICE: this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Human Resource Management Review. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Human Resource Management Review, 21(1), Mar 2011 10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.012
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  • HRM; culture; institions; cross-national
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  • Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business > Department for People and Organisations
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) > Business
    Faculty of Business and Law (FBL)
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  • Mark Fenton-O'Creevy

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