Employee Perception on Commitment Oriented Work Systems

32 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2008

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Paul Boselie

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences; Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

Martijn Hesselink

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)

Jaap Paauwe

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Ton van der Wiele

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Economics; Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Date Written: 23 2001 1,

Abstract

Human resource management (HRM) does matter! Prior empirical research, summarized and classified in the work of Delery and Doty (1996), Guest (1997) and Boselie et al. (2000), suggests significant impact of HRM on the competitive advantage of organizations. The mainstream research on this topic reveals encouraging results on organizational level. Further research on the perception of the individual employee may reveal new insights in the effectiveness of HRM in organizations. Now we have the opportunity to study recent empirical data of a Dutch employment agency. These data on individual employee level provide us new insights in the perception of commitment oriented HR systems and their relationship with perceived job security and employee trust. High scores on employee participation, payment system, training and development, information sharing, and support of the direct supervisor result in employee trust and high scores on perceived job security.

Keywords: human resource management, performance, commitment (versus control) systems, employee trust, perceived job security

JEL Classification: M, M10, L2, M12

Suggested Citation

Boselie, Paul and Hesselink, Martijn and Paauwe, Jaap and van der Wiele, Ton, Employee Perception on Commitment Oriented Work Systems (23 2001 1,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2001-02-ORG, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370862

Paul Boselie (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences ( email )

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Tilburg, 5000 LE
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Utrecht University of Applied Sciences ( email )

Utrecht
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Martijn Hesselink

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

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Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Jaap Paauwe

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

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Netherlands
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Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

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Ton Van der Wiele

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Economics ( email )

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3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31 10 408 1354 (Phone)
+31 10 408 9169 (Fax)

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

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