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High Performance Organizations

Based on Chapter 3 of Human Resource Management in a Business Context (2nd Edition, 2004) by Alan Price - published by Thomson Learning

In all the debates about the meaning, significance and practice of HRM, nothing seems more certain than the link between HRM and performance. But is it? The opinion that high performance or high commitment work organizations are distinctive and longlasting is commonly held. However, empirical evidence is not so conclusive. Wall and Wood examined 25 studies and found that the evidence was 'promising but circumstantial'. They argue that investigators should be more careful in their use of the term.

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