Strategic Human Resources management is irrelevant when it comes to highly skilled professionals in the new economy

Chasserio, Stéphanie et Legault, Marie-Josée (2009). « Strategic Human Resources management is irrelevant when it comes to highly skilled professionals in the new economy ». International Journal of Human Resources Management, 20(5), pp. 1113-1131.

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The goal of this paper is to explain the commitment behaviour of highly skilled professionals in Canadian business-to-business (B2B) technology services companies that do not have a formal and explicit managerial commitment strategy and to emphasize the need to take the organizational context into consideration when developing a theory that seeks to account for differences in employee’s organisational commitment. Our contribution is to reappraise the relevance of the traditional organizational commitment definition in this organizational context, a new organizational form. We demonstrate that in the companies which are different from the traditional bureaucratic organizational forms and which employ highly qualified professionals, the employment relationship is based on a psychological contract that is not accounted for in the strategic HRM theory. Indeed, the basic principles of strategic HRM dictate that an organization’s most valuable asset is its employees; it is therefore incumbent on management to do whatever is necessary to retain its workforce, readily described as a key resource and to use human resources management (HRM) practices as tools to elicit commitment. In a study of highly skilled workers in Canadian business-to-business (B2B) technology services companies belonging to the so-called “new economy,

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Business-to-business (B2B) technology services companies, Highly skilled professionals, Informal management, New economy, Organizational commitment, Strategic HRM theory
Unité d'appartenance: Télé-université > UER Travail, Économie et Gestion
Déposé par: Marie-Josée Legault
Date de dépôt: 26 nov. 2008
Dernière modification: 01 nov. 2014 02:07
Adresse URL : http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/id/eprint/1379

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