Differentiating the workforce: the performance effects of using contingent labor in a context of high-performance work systems

Stirpe, L, Bonache, J and Revilla, A.J (2014) 'Differentiating the workforce: the performance effects of using contingent labor in a context of high-performance work systems.' Journal of Business Research, 67 (7). pp. 1334-1341. ISSN 0148-2963

Official URL: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusres.2013.09.001

Abstract

In this study we focus on the impact of contingent labor on the outcomes of high-performance work systems (HPWS). Building on the emerging research on the social mechanisms linking HRM to organizational effectiveness, we argue that a higher incidence of contingent labor diminishes the productivity payoff associated with the use of HPWS for managing standard employees. We test these arguments using a sample of 229 British firms of different industries. The results support our arguments and help develop a more holistic and critical viewpoint in the analysis of workforce differentiation.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Human resource management, workforce differentiation, high-performance work systems, contingent employment, productivity
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2018 14:13
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