- Journal of Business Research Journal
- July 2014
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- 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. (C) 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
- human resource management; workforce differentiation; high-performance work systems; contingent employment; productivity; human-resource management; high-involvement management; firm performance; organizational performance; flexibility; employment; productivity; turnover; behavior; externalization