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Publication date: 13 May 2019

Ram Shankar Uraon and Manish Gupta

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of human resource development (HRD) practices on perceived operational and market performances in the software companies…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to examine the effect of human resource development (HRD) practices on perceived operational and market performances in the software companies in India, and also the mediating effect of operational performance in the relationship between HRD practices and market performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were collected from 516 professionals working in 37 software companies in India. Partial least square (PLS) was used to test the proposed structural equation model.

Findings

The findings reveal that the HRD practices significantly affect market performance. However, operational performance, as a mediator, was found to have a crucial role in transferring the effects of HRD practices to market performance.

Research limitations/implications

The findings of this study are in line with the theory of HRD which suggests a positive relationship between HRD and organizational performance.

Practical implications

The results suggest that to enhance the market performance, organizations need to enhance operational performance by meticulously designing and implementing the series of HRD practices.

Originality/value

This study is one of its kind to overcome the limitations of earlier studies to examine the effect of comprehensive dimensions of HRD on operational and market performance.

Details

International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol. 69 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0401

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Publication date: 10 November 2020

Ram Shankar Uraon and Manish Gupta

This paper has two main purposes. One purpose is to examine the mediating role of affective commitment in the relationship between psychological climate and contextual and…

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Purpose

This paper has two main purposes. One purpose is to examine the mediating role of affective commitment in the relationship between psychological climate and contextual and task performance. Another purpose is to conceptualize and measure the psychological climate.

Design/methodology/approach

Data were analyzed using a sample of 514 employees working in 12 public sector companies in India. Partial least squares (PLS) technique was used to test the proposed research framework.

Findings

The results of this study revealed that affective commitment has a mediating role in the relationship between psychological climate and contextual performance as well as between psychological climate task performance.

Research limitations/implications

The findings of this study augment the theory of psychological climate by suggesting that individuals perceiving high a psychological climate are likely to have the high affective commitment that ultimately leads to higher performance.

Practical implications

Public sector companies are encouraged to provide a favorable psychological climate that can emotionally commit the employees to perform well.

Originality/value

This study is one of its kinds to overcome the limitations of the earlier studies such as in examining the effect of higher-order psychological climate on task and contextual performances.

Details

Evidence-based HRM: a Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2049-3983

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