Through the Looking Glass of a Social System: Cross-Level Effects of High-Performance Work Systems on Employees' Attitudes

Personnel Psychology, Forthcoming

Posted: 19 Mar 2009

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Riki Takeuchi

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization

Gilad Chen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

David P. Lepak

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick

Date Written: March 17, 2009

Abstract

Drawing on emerging multilevel theorizing in human resources management, we tested a multilevel model of high-performance work systems (HPWS), using data obtained from 324 managers and 522 employees in 76 Japanese establishments. Results from cross-level analyses indicated that the relationships between establishment-level HPWS and employee job satisfaction and affective commitment were fully mediated by establishment-level concern for employees climate. These results shed new light on the mechanisms through which HPWS impacts employee outcomes and serve to bridge between macro and micro perspectives of human resource management. The research and practice implications of the findings are discussed.

Suggested Citation

Takeuchi, Riki and Chen, Gilad and Lepak, David P., Through the Looking Glass of a Social System: Cross-Level Effects of High-Performance Work Systems on Employees' Attitudes (March 17, 2009). Personnel Psychology, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1362242

Riki Takeuchi (Contact Author)

Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST) - Department of Management & Organization ( email )

Management Department
School of Business & Management, HKUST
Clear Water Bay, Kowloon
Hong Kong
852-2358-7741 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.bm.ust.hk/mgmt/staff/mnrikit.html

Gilad Chen

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

David P. Lepak

Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations - New Brunswick ( email )

Piscataway, NJ 08854
United States

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