The aim of this paper is to verify whether the practices of human resource management have a positive influence on the adoption of lean manufacturing practices in Brazilian companies in the automotive sector. To this aim, we proposed a framework linking these concepts to the proposed research hypothesis. Data collected from 75 companies were analyzed using structural equation modeling. The research demonstrates that human resource management indeed tends to influence the adoption of lean manufacturing practices in a weak-moderate manner.
|Translated title of the contribution||Human resource management and lean manufacturing: empirical evidence from the Brazilian automotive sector|
|Number of pages||11|
|Early online date||5 Jul 2013|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 5 Jul 2013|
- human resource management
- lean manufacturing
- automotive sector