Governing Knowledge: The Strategic Human Resource Management Dimension
SMG Working Paper No. 3/2009
52 Pages Posted: 5 Mar 2009 Last revised: 30 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 5, 2009
SHRM increasingly emphasizes HRM practices as means to build strategic knowledge resources such as superior capabilities. While the knowledge-based view increasingly pays attention to micro-foundations, the SHRM field neglects these and emphasizes collective constructs such as "human capital pools," "HRM architectures", etc. As a result, causal links between HRM practices, knowledge and organizational performance are black-boxed. We propose a program for research and identify some of the key issues that future research must deal with.
Keywords: Knowledge, HRM practices, architectures, micro-foundations, levels of analysis
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