Do human resource practices enhance organizational commitment in SMEs with low employee satisfaction?

Saridakis, G., Muñoz Torres, R.I. and Johnstone, S. 2013. Do human resource practices enhance organizational commitment in SMEs with low employee satisfaction? British Journal of Management. 24 (3), pp. 445-458. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00814.x

TitleDo human resource practices enhance organizational commitment in SMEs with low employee satisfaction?
TypeJournal article
AuthorsSaridakis, G., Muñoz Torres, R.I. and Johnstone, S.
Abstract

This paper considers a large matched employee–employer data set to estimate a model of organizational commitment. In particular, it focuses on the role of firm size and management formality to explain organizational commitment in British small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high and low levels of employee satisfaction. It is shown that size ‘in itself’ can explain differences in organizational commitment, and that organizational commitment tends to be higher in organizations with high employee satisfaction compared with organizations of similar size with low employee satisfaction. Crucially, the results suggest that formal human resource (HR) practices can be used as important tools to increase commitment and thus, potentially, effort and performance within underperforming SMEs with low employee satisfaction. However, formal HR practices commonly used by large firms may be unnecessary in SMEs which benefit from high employee satisfaction and positive employment relations within a context of informality.

JournalBritish Journal of Management
Journal citation24 (3), pp. 445-458
ISSN1045-3172
YearSep 2013
PublisherBlackwell
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2012.00814.x
Publication dates
PublishedSep 2013

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