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Title: The effect of individual HR domains on financial performance: evidence from Belgian small businesses
Authors: Faems, Dries ×
De Winne, Sophie
Sels, Luc
Maes, Johan #
Issue Date: May-2005
Publisher: Routledge
Series Title: International Journal of Human Resource Management vol:16 issue:5 pages:676-700
Abstract: The contribution of this study, which assesses the influence of HRM on financial performance, is fourfold. (1) We assess the relative contribution of different HR domains to organizational performance. By controlling for the overall HRM intensity in all analyses we try to meet one of the most striking shortcomings of 'single HR practice research', namely the neglect of the potential simultaneity that might exist with other HR practices. (2) By studying small Belgian companies, we focus on the importance of HRM for small business management. (3) Relying on bankruptcy prediction models, we optimize the conceptualization of financial performance. (4) Using structural equation modelling, we try to capture the mediating effect of operational performance on the relationship between HRM and financial performance. The analyses indicate mixed results for different HR domains with regard to their impact on operational and financial performance.
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ISSN: 0958-5192
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Centre for Organisation Studies, Leuven
Department of Human Resources Management, Campus Carolus Antwerp
Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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