HRM, organizational capacity for change, and performance:a global perspective


This special issue brings together a variety of articles, each one enriching understanding about whether and how human resource management (HRM) influences organizational performance (however defined) against a backdrop of complex change. We present a preliminary framework that enables us to integrate the diverse themes explored in the special issue, proposing a mediating role for organizational change capacity (OCC). OCC represents a particular subset within the resource-based literature labeled as “dynamic capabilities.” Although not well researched, there is evidence that OCC is positively associated with firm performance and that this relationship is stronger given conditions of high uncertainty. Our framework reflects on external and internal parameters, which we suggest moderate the relationship between human resource management (HRM), OCC, and organizational performance. Our intention is to provide compelling insight for both practitioners and researchers, especially those whose remit extends beyond national boundaries, with reference to areas of the globe as disparate as Greece, Ireland, Pakistan, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Work & Organisational Psychology
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Aston India Foundation for Applied Research
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Uncontrolled Keywords: Geography, Planning and Development,Political Science and International Relations,Business and International Management
Publication ISSN: 1520-6874
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2024 08:07
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2013 13:15
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2012-11
Published Online Date: 2012-10-23
Authors: Shipton, Helen
Budhwar, Pawan S. (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-8915-6172)
Crawshaw, Jonathan (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-7168-5607)



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