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Chinese and Irish professional service firms compared: linking HPWS, organizational coordination, and firm performance

Fu, Na orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2507-0585, Bosak, Janine orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-5701-6538 and Ma, Qinhai (2018) Chinese and Irish professional service firms compared: linking HPWS, organizational coordination, and firm performance. Journal of Business Research, 95 . pp. 266-276. ISSN 0148-2963

Strategic human resource management (SHRM) is an important influence on organizational performance. Previous research has established the positive impact of a specific set SHRM practices – known as high performance work systems (HPWS) - on firm performance. This study furthers our understanding of the performance impact of HPWS by: (a) proposing organisational co-ordination as a unique process-based mediator between HPWS and firm performance and (b) examining the impact of national cultural differences on the relationship between HPWS and organisational performance. Data were collected from 98 Chinese and 93 Irish accounting firms. The findings support the mediating role of organizational coordination in the relationship between HPWS and firm performance. Additionally, we found the effects of organizational coordination were stronger in the high power distance and collectivistic culture of China than in the low power distance and individualistic culture of Ireland. Implications are discussed
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Strategic Human Resource Management; High Performance Work Systems; Firm Performance; Organizational Coordination; Cultural Differences; Professional Service Firms
Subjects:Business > Personnel management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2018.08.021
Copyright Information:© 2018 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:National Natural Science Foundation of China, Irish Research Council, Emerald/IACMR Chinese Management Research Fund
ID Code:24859
Deposited On:23 Jul 2020 12:04 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 15:38

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