An Examination of Factors Associated with the Integration of Human Resource Management and Strategic Decision Making
Human Resource Management Journal, 37: 3-16.f, 1998
15 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2014
Date Written: Spring 1998
Conceptually, a central aspect of "strategic HRM" is the integration of the HR function with strategic decision making. Little is known, however, about the factors that influence integration or its subsequent effects. Using data from 148 diverse organizations, it was found that strategic type and whether or not top management views employees as strategic resources were associated with integration, but that labor market munificence and organizational growth were not. The results concerning the relationship between integration and performance were surprising; integration was associated with a lower evaluation of the HRM function by top management.
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