The Good, the not so Bad, and the Ugly of Competitive Human Resource Practices: A Multidisciplinary Conceptual Framework

Item Type Journal paper
Abstract

Human resource (HR) practices used to inject internal competition into
the workplace are the subject of heated debates in business practice; this is however not the case in the field of human resource management (HRM)research. In this article, we first augment previous research in the field to offer an initial conceptualization of competitive HR practices. We then develop a conceptual framework that explains the processes and conditions that drive and determine the impact of competitive HR practices on employees at work. Blending insights from social comparison theory and uncertainty research, we theorize a set of conditions that specify when competitive HR practices unfold their “dark” side, and when the “not so bad” or even “a good side” of competitive HR practices might emerge.

Authors Sapegina, Anastasia & Weibel, Antoinette
Journal or Publication Title Group and Organization Management
Language English
Keywords human resource practices, employee competition, upward social comparison, envy, inspiration
Subjects business studies
Institute/School FAA - Institute for Work and Employment Research
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
Date 2017
Publisher Sage Publ.
Volume 42
Number 5
Page Range 1-40
Number of Pages 40
ISSN 1059-6011
Publisher DOI 10.1177/1059601117730238
Depositing User Anastasia Sapegina
Date Deposited 01 Sep 2017 12:50
Last Modified 29 Sep 2017 13:23
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/251532

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Sapegina, Anastasia & Weibel, Antoinette (2017) The Good, the not so Bad, and the Ugly of Competitive Human Resource Practices: A Multidisciplinary Conceptual Framework. Group and Organization Management, 42 (5). 1-40. ISSN 1059-6011

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