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dc.contributor.authorKaufman, Bruce E.
dc.identifier.citationKaufman , B E 2010 , ' A theory of the firm's demand for HRM practices ' , International Journal of Human Resource Management , vol. 21 , no. 5 , pp. 615-636 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 446081
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dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000277027900001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 77951198959
dc.descriptionOriginal article can be found at: Copyright Taylor & Francis [Full text of this article is not available in the UHRA]
dc.description.abstractEmpirical data are presented that reveal a large variation in the pattern of HRM practice adoption across firms. The paper then develops an economics-based theory that explains this pattern. The model broadens the HRM concept; models the linkage between HRM practices and firm performance (the 'black box'); generates an HRM input demand function and demand curve; formalizes the concept of strategic HRM; suggests a new empirical tool for HRM research; generates new hypotheses and insights on the nature of the HRM-firm performance relationship; suggests that existing theories of the HRM-firm performance relationship are seriously mis-specified; and posits that on theoretical grounds the effect of more HRM on firm performance in long-run competitive equilibrium is not positive but zero.en
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
dc.subjecteconomics of personnel
dc.subjecthuman resource management theory
dc.subjectstrategic human resource management
dc.titleA theory of the firm's demand for HRM practicesen
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Management, Leadership and Organisation
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.contributor.institutionCentre for Research on Management, Economy and Society
dc.description.statusPeer reviewed
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review

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