Department of Management
Collectivistic-HRM, firm strategy and firm performance: An empirical test
This study tests the effect of collectivism-oriented HRM (C-HRM) and that of firm strategy on firm performance among samples of international firms. Based on the relevant literature, we predict that C-HRM should have a positive effect on firm performance. Moreover, we argue that a contingent factor, i.e. firm strategy of product diversification, should have a direct negative effect on firm performance. Moreover, this firm strategy should also moderate the relationship between C-HRM and firm performance. Analyzing empirical data from multiple sources to test relevant hypotheses in a major emerging economy, i.e. P.R. China, we found evidence supporting our hypotheses. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications of the findings. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
collectivism, collectivism-oriented HRM, firm performance, product diversification
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Ji, Li, Guiyao Tang, Xinran Wang, Ming Yan, and Zhiqiang Liu. "Collectivistic-HRM, firm strategy and firm performance: An empirical test." International Journal of Human Resource Management 23.1 (2012): 190-203.