- The Oxford Handbook of Human Resource Management
- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- List of Contributors
- Human Resource Management: Scope, Analysis, and Significance
- The Development of HRM in Historical and International Perspective
- The Goals of HRM
- Economics and HRM
- Strategic Management and HRM
- Organization Theory and HRM
- HRM and the Worker: Towards a New Psychological Contract?
- HRM and the Worker: Labor Process Perspectives
- HRM and Societal Embeddedness
- Work Organization
- Employment Subsystems and the ‘HR Architecture’
- Employee Voice Systems
- EEO and the Management of Diversity
- Recruitment Strategy
- Selection Decision-Making
- Training, Development, and Competence
- Remuneration: Pay Effects at Work
- Performance Management
- HRM Systems and the Problem of Internal Fit
- HRM and Contemporary Manufacturing
- Service Strategies: Marketing, Operations, and Human Resource Practices
- HRM and Knowledge Workers
- HRM and the New Public Management
- Multinational Companies and Global Human Resource Strategy
- Transnational Firms and Cultural Diversity
- HRM and Business Performance
- Modeling HRM and Performance Linkages
- Family-Friendly, Equal-Opportunity, and High-Involvement Management in Britain
- Social Legitimacy of the HRM Profession: A US Perspective
Abstract and Keywords
This article focuses on methodology in the literature on human resources (HR) management and performance. Whenever a theoretical model of HR and performance is tested and estimated using empirical data, a binary decision regarding whether the model is supported (yes or no) is typically made. If support is found, it is either because the model is correct or the method is wrong (i.e. a false positive, or Type I, error of inference). If support is not found, it is either because the model is wrong or the method is wrong (i.e. a false negative, or Type II, error of inference). The article hopes to help readers to better evaluate the contribution of published research on HR and performance. Second, it hopes to help authors in preparing their work for publication and avoid problems that may otherwise lengthen the review process or adversely affect the publication decision.
Barry Gerhart is Bruce R. Ellig Distinguished Chair in Pay and Organizational Effectiveness at the School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research spans compensation, HR strategy, incentives, and staffing, and his books include Compensation: Theory, Evidence, and Strategic Implications (Sage) with Sara Rynes.
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