Context and HRM: Theory, Evidence, and Proposals

Wolfgang Mayrhofer, Paul Gooderham, Chris Brewster

Publication: Scientific journalJournal articlepeer-review


Human resource management (HRM) has paid insufficient attention to the impact of context. In this article, we outline the need for HRM to take full account of context, particularly national context, and to use both cultural theories and, particularly, institutional theories to do that. We use research publications that utilize the Cranet data to show how that can be done. From that evidence, we develop a series of proposals for further context-based research in HRM.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355 - 371
JournalInternational Studies of Management and Organization
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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