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An organizational framework includes consideration of organizational goals and objectives; organizational strategies; strategic human resource management; outcomes; and other dimensions of organizational effectiveness.
According to Lengnick-Hall et al. (2009), research in human resources management can be classified into seven themes including explaining contingency perspectives and fit; shifting from a focus on management of people to creation of strategic contributions; elaboration of HR system components and structure; expansion of scope of strategic human resources management; achieving human resources implementation and execution; measurement of outcomes of strategic human resources management; and evaluation of methodological issues.
Strategic human resource management allows linkage of vertical human resources management with corporate strategy; and horizontal linkages that integrate practices among human resource management functions. The majority of models focus on vertical or horizontal linkages. Werbel and DeMarie, (2005) demonstrated that person-environment fit relates to organizational competencies for supporting corporate strategy, and promote internal alignment of human resources management practices.
Liu et al. (2003) found that there have been considerable efforts by researchers to identify means of using human resource management practices for effective use of human capital. Leadership plays a critical role in the effective management of employees. However, different groups of employees are managed differently, and require different leadership styles.
According to Stone et al. (2007), there has been a rapid rise in the cultural diversity in organizations. The increase in diversity has an impact on the acceptance of human resource management processed and practices including recruitment, selection, training, performance appraisal, compensation and
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The use of qualitative and quantitative methods in business research is a common phenomenon. In fact, the above methods are considered as most appropriate for the particular type of research as they are already extensively tested in practice, at the level that these methods are widely used in research studies within various sectors.
According to the research findings the increase in the need for qualitative research is a source of intrigue for many researchers, particularly ethnographic researchers. The data collection techniques offer insight into the more intricate elements in data, which quantitative research methods are at a loss to explain.
Many practitioners of qualitative research technique study human behaviour in depth and get to know its driving factors. For instance, what makes a culture or civilization? What are the factors that make people identify a community? The answers to these questions are sought through qualitative research.
Merging helps companies to grow and survive in today’s competitive business environment. Regulatory changes, technological advancements, industry excess capacity and increased global competition all fuel mergers. A merger is a strategic move that can make or break a company.
Qualitative research involves an interpretive and naturalistic approach to its subject matter. The data which makes a contribution to the research questions or any existing information is given priority by the research (Howitt, 2013). In the health care, to understand the values of the evidence from qualitative research to systematic reviews, it is important to consider the varied diffuse nature of evidence.
Cresswell, the author, introduces these approaches by providing their comparative highlights and salient points. As a practical research guide, Research Design offers “a template for preparing research protocol, a proposal for theses/dissertations and for writing a scholarly research journal articles” (Giddings 2008).
The choice of research methods employed in a particular research project is depended primarily on the targets set by the researcher; however, the availability of research tools is not always guaranteed. Two
The quality of the qualitative research design can be influenced by the way the researcher attends to theoretical concerns in varied stages of research. Both directors of nursing and social services can develop a theory that can enable them to