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The Link between HRM Practices and Social Purpose Outcomes in Indigenous Enterprises

Michelle Evans, Jeffrey Robinson, Ian Williamson

Academy of Management Proceedings | Academy of Management | Published : 2019

Abstract

The human resource management (HRM) practices of social enterprise organizations is an under researched area of the emerging field of social entrepreneurship. This paper addresses this research gap by focusing on how the internal HRM practices of social enterprises influence their ability to deliver on their social mission and produce social purpose outcomes. We focus on HRM practices because prior research has shown that they can have an important impact on a variety of critical performance outcomes in firms (e.g., financial performance, survival, productivity, IPO performance). We theorize about the relationship between these HRM practices and other contextual factors to social purpose out..

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