Is personnel selection another case of HRM convergence? An empirical analysis

Biemann, Torsten ; Koch-Bayram, Irmela ; Mayrhofer, Wolfgang

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Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2018
The title of a journal, publication series: Annual Meeting Proceedings / Academy of Management
Volume: 2018,1
Page range: 16395
Conference title: Academy of Management Annual Meeting
Location of the conference venue: Chicago, IL
Date of the conference: 10.-14.08.2018
Place of publication: Chicago, Ill.
Publishing house: Acad.
ISSN: 0065-0668 , 2151-6561
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: The debate on convergence versus divergence or stasis of human resource management (HRM) practices over time is still raging. Going beyond single personnel selection practices and focusing on their various configurations, we empirically analyze the role of geographical, cultural, and institutional distance between countries for the emergence of similarity in these practices and also analyze whether convergence has occurred between 1995 and 2014. Based on the Cranet data from 25,499 organizations from 41 countries and statistical tests using kernel density estimates (KDE), we find a wave-like pattern over time, moving from convergence via stasis to divergence. In addition, personnel selection configurations relate to cultural and institutional in the sense that smaller distances lead to higher similarity, but not to geographical distance. Our study adds to the debate on HRM convergence and offers a new method of analysis for other areas of HRM research where configurations instead of single HRM practices play a role.
Additional information: Geburtsname: Koch, Irmela

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