Journal article

High performance work systems, cultures and gender demography

Shaun Pichler, Arup Varma, Andrew Yu, Gerard Beenen, Shahin Davoudpour

Employee Relations | Emerald | Published : 2014

Abstract

Purpose The purpose of this paper is to develop and test hypotheses about the independent relationships between high-performance work systems (HPWS) and high-performance work cultures (HPWC) and employee turnover. Given the growth of women in the workforce, the authors also develop competing predictions about how organizational gender demography (i.e. a higher percentage of women) may either strengthen or weaken the relationship of HPWSs to turnover. Design/methodology/approach A survey of 171 human resource (HR) executives across organizations of various sizes and industries in the Chicago metropolitan area in the USA was conducted. Findings The authors found that HPWS and HPWC are associ..

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