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The Impact of Corporate Culture in the Relationship between Strategic Human Resource Management and Firm Performance- Empirical Evidence from the Multinational Corporations in Southern China

Gao, Ying (2020) The Impact of Corporate Culture in the Relationship between Strategic Human Resource Management and Firm Performance- Empirical Evidence from the Multinational Corporations in Southern China. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The Chinese market has been expanding rapidly in recent years, and numerous multinational corporations (MNCs) have emerged. To cope with this increasing pressure, enterprises have embarked on adjusting internal policies and develop more sophisticated competitive strategies. The situation suggests the need for MNCs have strategy orientated management to gain a competitive advantage that propels a company forward. Therefore, from the perspective of human resource management, it is of great significance to have an in-depth study of the interrelationship and influence between strategic human resource management (SHRM), organizational culture and firm performance within MNCs in China. And the main purpose of this study is sought to explore whether corporate culture mediates the link between SHRM and firm performance in southern China.

For this dissertation, the author utilized an intuitive research model to interpret the relationship between SHRM variables, organizational culture and firm performance. Then, a quantitative method was applied to collect data derived from 177 employees of MNCs in China, provide empirical findings and responses analyzed with the aid of the Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Finally, the researcher conclusively demonstrated two results by testing hypotheses: 1. All SHRM variables have a positive effect on business performance; 2. Supportive culture has a mediating effect on the relationship between SHRM and organizational performance.

Based on the results of this study, the research recommended that cultivate a supportive culture with Chinese characteristic and provide the practical approaches to improve the feasibility and practicality of implementing SHRM. It provides in-depth knowledge and insight for MNCs of China to enhance the financial performance and competitiveness.

Keywords: strategic HRM, firm performance, corporate culture, MNCs or multinational companies, China

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management > Performance Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: Dan English
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 14:48
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 14:48
URI: http://norma.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/4596

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