Strategic human resource management effectiveness and firm performance

Orlando C. Richard, Nancy Brown Johnson

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This study tests whether strategic human resource management (SHRM) effectiveness significantly affects organizational level outcomes. Using the resource-based view of the firm, this study examines the effective use of human capital on organizational performance. Further, the role that a contextual factor - capital intensity - plays in modelling is explored. Results show that SHRM effectiveness significantly reduces employee turnover and increases overall market performance assessment. However, SHRM effectiveness affected both firm productivity and return on equity only when moderated by capital intensity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-310
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2001


  • Effectiveness
  • Human resources
  • Outcomes
  • Strategy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation


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