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Human Resource Management And The Search For The Happy Workplace


  • Peccei, R.E.


Riccardo Peccei (1945, Totino, Italy, D.Phil Sociology, Oxford University 1984) is Reader in Organisational Behaviour (OB) and Human Resource Management (HRM) in the Department of Management at King’s College London. His research interests include the study of the impact of HRM on organisational performance and employee well-being, the transformation of work and employment relations in the service sector, and the nature and consequences of employee empowerment, partnership and participation in contemporary organisations. He is particularly interested in multilevel analysis and in the study of macro-micro-macro relationships in OB and HRM. Within this perspective, together with colleagues from King’s, Birkbeck College and the London School of Economics he has recently completed a series of studies on the impact of gender similarity/diversity on employee satisfaction and commitment at work, on the antecedents and consequences of information disclosure in Britain, and on the evaluation of the impact of the role of nurse consultants in the UK National Health Service. He publishes widely in internationally oriented journals such as the Journal of Management Studies, the British Journal of Industrial Relations, Work, Employment and Society, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

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  • Peccei, R.E., 2004. "Human Resource Management And The Search For The Happy Workplace," ERIM Inaugural Address Series Research in Management EIA-2004-021-ORG, Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam..
  • Handle: RePEc:ems:euriar:1108

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    1. Riccardo Peccei, 2001. "Delivering Customer-Oriented Behaviour through Empowerment: An Empirical Test of HRM Assumptions," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 38(6), pages 831-857, September.
    2. Harvie Ramsay & Dora Scholarios & Bill Harley, 2000. "Employees and High-Performance Work Systems: Testing inside the Black Box," British Journal of Industrial Relations, London School of Economics, vol. 38(4), pages 501-531, December.
    3. Tom Keenoy, 1997. "HRMism and the Languages of Re-presentation," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 34(5), pages 825-841, September.
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    1. Arustei Carmen Claudia, 2015. "Hrm - Well-Being At Work Relation. A Case Study," Annals - Economy Series, Constantin Brancusi University, Faculty of Economics, vol. 4, pages 140-145, August.
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    3. Simona Šarotar Žižek & Sonja Treven & Vesna Čančer, 2015. "Employees in Slovenia and Their Psychological Well-Being Based on Ryff’s Model of Psychological Well-Being," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 121(2), pages 483-502, April.
    4. Jaap Paauwe, 2009. "HRM and Performance: Achievements, Methodological Issues and Prospects," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 46(1), pages 129-142, January.
    5. Paul Boselie, 2010. "High performance work practices in the health care sector: a Dutch case study," International Journal of Manpower, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 31(1), pages 42-58, March.
    6. Luc Sels & Sophie De Winne & Johan Maes & Jeroen Delmotte & Dries Faems & Anneleen Forrier, 2006. "Unravelling the HRM-Performance Link: Value-Creating and Cost-Increasing Effects of Small Business HRM," Journal of Management Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 43(2), pages 319-342, March.

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    HR; HRM; employee well-being; happy workplaces; human resource management; human resource ractices; job satisfaction; job stress;

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