Strategic orientation, human resource management practices and organizational outcomes: evidence from Turkey

David G Collings, Mehmet Demirbag, Kamel Mellahi, Ekrem Tatoglu

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    Based on a survey of 340 firms in Turkey, this study examines the link between human resource management (HRM) practices and three organizational outcomes namely employee skills and abilities, employee motivation and organizational financial performance. The study also examines the association between the alignment of HRM practices with the overall strategic orientation of the organization and the three organizational outcomes. The results provide support for the contingency approach, with HRM and strategy fit being the only variable which impacts on all three outcomes considered. Our findings also provide some interesting insights on the applicability of western HRM ‘best’ practices in the Turkish context.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)2589-2613
    Number of pages25
    JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
    Issue number14
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • contingency
    • HRM
    • human resource management
    • Turkey

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