An empirical examination of the mechanisms mediating between high performance work systems and the performance of Japanese organizations
The resource-based view of the firm and social exchange perspectives are invoked to hypothesize linkages among high-performance work systems, collective human capital, the degree of social exchange in an establishment, and establishment performance. The authors argue that high-performance work systems generate a high level of collective human capital and encourage a high degree of social exchange within an organization, and that these are positively related to the organization's overall performance. On the basis of a sample of Japanese establishments, the results provide support for the existence of these mediating mechanisms through which high-performance work systems affect overall establishment performance.
Human Resources Management
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Journal of Applied Psychology
American Psychological Association
City or Country
Takeuchi, R; Lepak, DP; WANG, Heli; and Takeuchi, K.
An empirical examination of the mechanisms mediating between high performance work systems and the performance of Japanese organizations. (2007). Journal of Applied Psychology. 92, (4), 1069-1083. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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