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Publication date: 1 October 1999

Hans Jürgen Drumm

Classical transaction cost theory is not applicable to decisions on HRM or organizational design. This article overcomes such a fruitless situation. First on an operative…

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Classical transaction cost theory is not applicable to decisions on HRM or organizational design. This article overcomes such a fruitless situation. First on an operative level the two types of HRM and separately organizational transaction costs will be analyzed and then linked together in a substitutive or cumulative way. Second, transaction cost analysis is extended to the higher level of strategic HRM and organization design. There both types of transaction costs are linked again. Furthermore, they control types and size of HRM and organizational transaction costs on the operative level. As a decision base consequently both levels and both types of transaction cost should be analyzed and determined simultaneously.

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Employee Relations, vol. 21 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 December 1995

Hans Jürgen Drumm

An analysis of five concepts of management from an organizationaltheoretical approach reveals a common organizational pattern. From thispattern the paradigm of a new…

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An analysis of five concepts of management from an organizational theoretical approach reveals a common organizational pattern. From this pattern the paradigm of a new decentralization can be recognized. A more exact analysis of the structural elements reveals many unsolved organizational problems. In a similar manner, implications of this pattern entail many unsolved or poorly‐solved problems for human resources management, most of which result from the implicit premiss of an all‐too‐heroic notion of human nature in all of the five concepts.

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Employee Relations, vol. 17 no. 8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 1 June 1994

Hans Jürgen Drumm

Poses the question whether, on an academiclevel, human resource management (HRM) is ascientific discipline of management. To arriveat an answer, brings together findings…

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Poses the question whether, on an academic level, human resource management (HRM) is a scientific discipline of management. To arrive at an answer, brings together findings of a survey concerning the foundations of HRM then links them by four central hypotheses. The first (rather speculative) hypothesis claims that, in Germany at least, the discussion of HRM problems over the last 30 years has been selective and influenced by different and changing paradigms of HRM. The second hypothesis is that nearly all formulations of HRM concepts have to be embedded in a national context. The third hypothesis states that even given the restricting effect of hypotheses one and two, a theory pitfall exists preventing any theoretical foundation of effective HRM and forcing us to construct intelligent, but untested, HRM hypotheses. The fourth hypothesis links the problems of these untested hypotheses with the problem of ethical norms for HRM in theory and practice. The final judgement is that the high theoretical requirements of HRM as an academic discipline cannot be fulfilled.

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Employee Relations, vol. 16 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Publication date: 9 December 2019

Zahid Yousaf, Abdul Majid and Muhammad Yasir

The purpose of this paper is to explore how polychronicity enables the possibility for nurses to behave in an innovative way through job embeddedness (JE). The notion of…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore how polychronicity enables the possibility for nurses to behave in an innovative way through job embeddedness (JE). The notion of polychronicity remained an unexplored topic, especially in healthcare sector. This paper also investigates the moderating role of decentralization.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is drawn from a survey research based on a cross-sectional design. Data were collected from 117 doctors (supervisors) and their sub-ordinates (576 nurses) from public sector hospitals. To analyze the relationship among variables, this study used descriptive, correlation and hierarchical multiple-regression approach.

Findings

Results showed that polychronic behavior of nurses positively affects their innovative work behaviors (IWB). Furthermore, JE acts as a bridge in the relationship of polychronicity and IWB. Moreover, decentralization strengthens the relationship between polychronicity and IWB.

Originality/value

This research significantly contributes to existing literature by adding new knowledge about the positive impact of polychronicity on IWB. Moreover, this study adds to literature by analyzing the mediating role of JE in the relationship between polychronicity and IWB.

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European Journal of Innovation Management, vol. 24 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1460-1060

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