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Theorising the links between e-HR and strategic HRM: a model, case illustration and reflections

Martin, G., and Reddington, M. (2010) Theorising the links between e-HR and strategic HRM: a model, case illustration and reflections. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21 (10). pp. 1553-1574. ISSN 0958-5192 (doi:10.1080/09585192.2010.500483)

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Abstract

In this paper we develop a model of e-human resources (e-HR) focusing on the relationship between HR strategy, e-HR goals and architectures, and positive and negative e-HR outcomes. This relationship is moderated by a number of key factors, including the organization and resources of the HR function, the absorptive capacity of HR, the skills and preferred styles of HR professionals, the levels of technology acceptance among employees and line managers and the models of change used in implementing e-HR programs. We illustrate certain features of this model using data from a case study of a leading international oilfield services provider. These data provide a partial confirmation of the model's validity but show the need for a more dynamic understanding of the links between e-HR variables and the importance of context in explaining differences between line managers' acceptance of e-HR.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Reddington, Mr Martin and Martin, Prof Graeme
Authors: Martin, G., and Reddington, M.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management
Journal Name:International Journal of Human Resource Management
Journal Abbr.:IJHRM
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN:0958-5192
Published Online:8 September 2010

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