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ERIC Number: EJ945899
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9010
An Empirical Examination of the Mechanisms Mediating between High-Performance Work Systems and the Performance of Japanese Organizations
Takeuchi, Riki; Lepak, David P.; Wang, Heli; Takeuchi, Kazuo
Journal of Applied Psychology, v92 n4 p1069-1083 Jul 2007
The resource-based view of the firm and social exchange perspectives are invoked to hypothesize linkages among high-performance work systems, collective human capital, the degree of social exchange in an establishment, and establishment performance. The authors argue that high-performance work systems generate a high level of collective human capital and encourage a high degree of social exchange within an organization, and that these are positively related to the organization's overall performance. On the basis of a sample of Japanese establishments, the results provide support for the existence of these mediating mechanisms through which high-performance work systems affect overall establishment performance. (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan