Does e-HRM lead to better HRM service?

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Abstract

Electronic Human Resource Management (e-HRM) is often assumed to increase HRM service quality. This paper empirically examines the relationship between e-HRM and HRM service quality and addresses two calls from recent e-HRM studies, namely to highlight (i) the importance of the interplay between technological and organizational aspects and (ii) the finding that improved HRM service quality is a consequence of e-HRM implementation. We argue that the key drivers of HRM service quality are the strengths both of HRM and of e-HRM. The relationship may be mediated by the frequency of e-HRM usage. In addition, building on Adaptive Structuration Theory, the degree to which mediation occurs may differ within regimes of high and low e-HRM appropriation. We use moderated mediation analysis on a sample of 140 employees of an administration unit to shed light on the drivers of HRM service quality. While we identify strong positive direct effects of HRM strength and of e-HRM strength, we fail to uncover either mediation or contingent mediation effects. The study contributes to e-HRM research by identifying the main antecedent of HRM service quality as HRM strength.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1332-1362
JournalInternational journal of human resource management
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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Human resource management
Quality of service
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Personnel

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  • METIS-314169
  • IR-98902

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Does e-HRM lead to better HRM service? / Bondarouk, Tanya; Harms, Rainer ; Lepak, David.

In: International journal of human resource management, Vol. 28, No. 9, 2017, p. 1332-1362.

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