Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations

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Brookes, M., Croucher, R., Fenton-O'Creevy, M. and Gooderham, P. 2011. Measuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations. Human Resource Management Review. 21 (1), pp. 68-79. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.012
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TitleMeasuring competing explanations of human resource management practices through the Cranet survey: cultural versus institutional explanations
AuthorsBrookes, M., Croucher, R., Fenton-O'Creevy, M. and Gooderham, P.
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This paper assesses the relative and joint impact of cultural and institutional factors on firms' use of “calculative” human resource management practices to determine their separate analytic power. To what extent do institutions and culture structure managerial choice? Previous research has been constrained by not having measures for both cultural and institutional distance. Employing data from 14 European countries taken from the Cranet survey, our findings indicate that institutional, and more specifically, labour relations factors, have more explanatory power than cultural factors.

KeywordsHRM practices; Cultural explanations; Institutional explanations
Research GroupEmployment Relations group
LanguageEnglish
PublisherElsevier
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
ISSN1053-4822
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PrintMar 2011
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Deposited09 Nov 2010
Output statusPublished
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2010.09.012
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