High-performance work systems and organizational performance in emerging economies: evidence from MNEs in Turkey

Mehmet Demirbag, David Collings, Ekrem Tatoglu, Kamel Mellahi, Geoffrey Wood

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    Abstract

    This study examines the association between the usage of high-performance work systems (HPWS) by subsidiaries of multinational enterprises (MNEs) in Turkey and employee and subsidiary level outcomes. The study is based on a survey of 148 MNE subsidiaries operating in Turkey. The results show that the usage of HPWS has a significant positive impact on employee effectiveness. However, their impact on employee skills and development, and organizational financial performance are far less clear. Our findings highlight the extent to which HWPS need to be adapted to take account of context-specific institutional realities.
    LanguageEnglish
    Pages325-359
    Number of pages35
    JournalManagement International Review
    Volume54
    Issue number3
    Early online date3 Jun 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 3 Jun 2014

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    Organizational performance
    Subsidiaries
    High performance work systems
    Multinational enterprises
    Employees
    Emerging economies
    Turkey
    Financial performance

    Keywords

    • high performance work systems
    • institutional theory
    • performance outcomes
    • multinational enterprise
    • Turkey

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    Demirbag, Mehmet ; Collings, David ; Tatoglu, Ekrem ; Mellahi, Kamel ; Wood, Geoffrey. / High-performance work systems and organizational performance in emerging economies : evidence from MNEs in Turkey. In: Management International Review. 2014 ; Vol. 54, No. 3. pp. 325-359.
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