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

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Nathan Bennett

Georgia Institute of Technology - Organizational Behavior Area; J. Mack Robinson College of Business

David J. Ketchen Jr.

Auburn University

Elyssa Shultz

Independent

Date Written: Spring 1998

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Bennett, Nathan and Ketchen, David J. and Shultz, Elyssa, An Examination of Factors Associated with the Integration of Human Resource Management and Strategic Decision Making (Spring 1998). Human Resource Management Journal, 37: 3-16.f, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2408287

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David J. Ketchen

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Elyssa Shultz

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