HRM system strength implementation: a multi-actor process perspective

Anna Christina Bos - Nehles, Jordi Trullen, Mireia Valverde

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The concept of HRM system strength remains central to the HRM process perspective. Stronger systems are those that send unambiguous messages and clear signals as to the values and priorities of the organization. While a key aspect of any process approach is delivery or enactment of HRM, the HRM system strength literature has remained relatively vague about how to implement HRM policies and practices in ways conducive to stronger HRM systems. By building on a multi-actor process view of HRM implementation, this chapter addresses how different organizational actors (top management, HR professionals, and line managers) may do so. At the end of the chapter, we also reflect on some of the ways in which a less linear and more dynamic view of HRM implementation may contribute to current debates on HRM system strength and its adaptability to different contexts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on HR Process Research
EditorsKarin Sanders, Huadong Yang, Charmi Patel
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781839100079
ISBN (Print)9781839100062
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 2021


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