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The effect of human resource management high performance work practices on organisational outcomes: a Sri Lankan perspective

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Bhadra J.H. Arachchige ,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, LK
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Senior Lecturer, Department of HRM
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Alan Robertson

Nawaloka College of Higher Studies, LK
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Director of Studies (Business)
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Abstract

High performance work practices (HPWPs) in human resource management (HRM) are practices considered to contribute to higher levels of employee performance and organisational productivity. They may be implemented through a best practice (universalistic), best fit (contingent) or integrated bundling (configurational) strategy. This study explores the extent to which the level of adoption of HPWPs in HRM in Sri Lankan organisations influences selected measures of performance outcomes covering a broad spectrum of divisions, hierarchical levels and processes, including those reflecting the effectiveness of the HRM strategy. In addition, the relationship between seven groups of HPWPs and the selected performance outcomes are researched. The findings add support to existing research in a number of countries linking HPWP adoption with improved levels of performance outcomes. Although HPWPs influence some outcomes positively they also may have negative effects upon others. The results have indicated which practices most significantly impact upon different outcomes thereby providing organisational decision makers with a guide as to how HPWPs can be employed most effectively to achieve organisational objectives.
How to Cite: Arachchige, B.J.H. & Robertson, A., (2016). The effect of human resource management high performance work practices on organisational outcomes: a Sri Lankan perspective. Sri Lankan Journal of Human Resource Management. 5(1), pp.17–30. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljhrm.v5i1.5625
Published on 17 Nov 2016.
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