The Impact of Human Resource Management on Organizational Performance: Progress and Prospects

Brian Becker and Barry Gerhart
The Academy of Management Journal
Vol. 39, No. 4 (Aug., 1996), pp. 779-801
Published by: Academy of Management
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The Impact of Human Resource Management on Organizational Performance: Progress and Prospects


We describe why human resource management (HRM) decisions are likely to have an important and unique influence on organizational performance. Our hope is that this research forum will help advance research on the link between HRM and organizational performance. We identify key unresolved questions in need of future study and make several suggestions intended to help researchers studying these questions build a more cumulative body of knowledge that will have key implications for both theory and practice.

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