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The effects of flexibility in employee skills, employee behaviors, and human resource practices on firm performance
Journal of Management
  • Mousumi Bhattacharya , Fairfield University
  • Donald E. Gibson , Fairfield University
  • D. Harold Doty
Document Type
Article
Article Version
Pre-print
Publication Date
8-1-2005
Disciplines
Abstract

The components of human resource (HR) flexibility and theirpotential relationship to firm performance have not been empirically examined. The authors hypothesize that flexibility of employee skills, employee behaviors, and. HR practices represent critical subdimensions of HR flexibility and are related to superior firm performance. Results based on perceptual measures of HR flexibility and accounting measures of firm performance support this prediction. Whereas skill, behavior, and HR practice flexibility are significantly associated with an index of firm financial performance, the authors find that only skill flexibility, contributes to cost-efficiency.

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Copyright 2005 Sage Publications.

This is the author's pre-print of an article subsequently published in the Journal of Management 31(4) 622-640 August 2005.

Published Citation
Bhattacharya, M., Gibson, D., Doty, D.H. (Aug. 2005). The effects of flexibility in employee skills, employee behaviors, and human resource practices on firm performance. Journal of Management 31(4) 622-640.
DOI
10.1177/0149206304272347
Citation Information
Mousumi Bhattacharya, Donald E. Gibson and D. Harold Doty. "The effects of flexibility in employee skills, employee behaviors, and human resource practices on firm performance" Journal of Management Vol. 31 Iss. 4 (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mousumi_bhattacharya/7/