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dc.contributor.authorCardoen, Brecht
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-02T14:42:45Z
dc.date.available2017-12-02T14:42:45Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/4427
dc.description.abstractIn search of an answer to the question to what degree context determines human resource management (HRM) practices, a holistic picture of contextual factors seems indispensable. However, due to ample interpretations and the vague characterization of this construct, a self-revealing definition seems impossible. In order to address this dilemma, we firstly tackle the need for a discussion on what context is and, secondly, how it is embedded in the field of international comparative Human Resource Management. We start this paper with a short summary of the Universalistic versus Contextual Perspective on the one hand, and the Convergence versus the Divergence paradigm on the other. We discuss the influence of context within both debates. Secondly, we elaborate on the mapping of the construct of context by scrutinizing the relevant literature within the international comparative HRM field. Thirdly, the link between this construct and the Cranet Network is investigated. Finally, the usefulness of the Cranet data, in light of the contextual, is discussed with the focus on future research and its practicability in further research endeavors.
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectHealthcare management
dc.titleThe operating theatre as a key to improved hospital operations
vlerick.conferenceorganiserUniversity of Cambridge Judge Business School
vlerick.knowledgedomainSpecial Industries : Healthcare Management
vlerick.supervisor
vlerick.typecommWorking paper
vlerick.vlerickdepartmentTOM
dc.identifier.vperid120992
dc.identifier.vpubid5272


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