LMX and HRM: a multi-level review of how LMX is used to explain employment relationships

Anna Bos-Nehles, Mieke Audenaert

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Abstract

This chapter focuses on the use of leader-member exchange (LMX) theory in HRM research. Considering the relationship between managers and employees, LMX theory can explain differences between how people are managed at work. By distinguishing between high- and low-quality LMX exchanges, and economic and social HRM exchanges, HRM scholars can understand why some employees perceive more or less HRM practices and express higher or lower levels of job satisfaction, commitment or performance. This chapter presents ways in which HRM and LMX combine to affect employees, and ends with the development of a research agenda for the use of LMX theory in HRM research.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and employment Relations
EditorsKeith Townsend, Kenneth Cafferkey, Aoife M. McDermott, Tony Dundon
PublisherEdward Elgar
Chapter23
Pages336-351
ISBN (Electronic)9781786439017
ISBN (Print)9781786439000
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Sep 2019

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    Bos-Nehles, A., & Audenaert, M. (2019). LMX and HRM: a multi-level review of how LMX is used to explain employment relationships. In K. Townsend, K. Cafferkey, A. M. McDermott, & T. Dundon (Eds.), Elgar Introduction to Theories of Human Resources and employment Relations (pp. 336-351). Edward Elgar. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781786439017.00031