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Effects of Strategic Human Resource Alignment Mechanisms on Firm Productivity in Belgian Medium-sized and Large Enterprises


  • De Feyter, Tim

    () (Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel (HUB), Belgium)

  • Guerry, Marie-Anne

    () (Centre for Manpower Planning, MOSI, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium)


This article studies the relationships of different strategic human resource alignment mechanisms and firms productivity, by using data on 610 Belgian medium-sized and large enterprises. The results show that efforts to achieve a fit between strategic objectives and human resource practices are associated with higher productivity, regardless the alignment mode. Furthermore, it is found that organizational capacities to adapt to changing circumstances and employee remuneration are important components in understanding the link between strategic human resource fit mechanisms and firm productivity.

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  • De Feyter, Tim & Guerry, Marie-Anne, 2010. "Effects of Strategic Human Resource Alignment Mechanisms on Firm Productivity in Belgian Medium-sized and Large Enterprises," Working Papers 2010/08, Hogeschool-Universiteit Brussel, Faculteit Economie en Management.
  • Handle: RePEc:hub:wpecon:201008

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    1. Donald Gerwin, 1993. "Manufacturing Flexibility: A Strategic Perspective," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 39(4), pages 395-410, April.
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    Strategic HRM; Firm productivity; HR process;


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