Quotation Mayrhofer, Wolfgang, Gooderham, Paul, Brewster, Chris. 2019. Context and HRM: Theory, Evidence, and Proposals. International Studies of Management and Organization. 49 (4), 355-371.




Human resource management (HRM) has paid insufficient attention to the impact of context. In this article, we outline the need for HRM to take full account of context, particularly national context, and to use both cultural theories and, particularly, institutional theories to do that. We use research publications that utilize the Cranet data to show how that can be done. From that evidence, we develop a series of proposals for further context-based research in HRM.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal International Studies of Management and Organization
WU-Journal-Rating new FIN-A, STRAT-C
Language English
Title Context and HRM: Theory, Evidence, and Proposals
Volume 49
Number 4
Year 2019
Page from 355
Page to 371
Reviewed? Y
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/00208825.2019.1646486
Open Access Y
Open Access Link https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00208825.2019.1646486


Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Details)
Brewster, Chris (Henley Business School University of Reading, United Kingdom)
Gooderham, Paul (NHH Norwegian School of Economics Bergen, Norway)
Interdisciplinary Institute for Management and Organizational Behavior IN (Details)
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