The gap between research and practice: a replication study on the HR professionals' beliefs about effective human resource practices

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Sanders, Karin and Riemsdijk, Maarten van and Groen, Bianca (2008) The gap between research and practice: a replication study on the HR professionals' beliefs about effective human resource practices. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19 (10). pp. 1976-1988. ISSN 0958-5192

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Abstract:In 2002 Rynes, Colbert and Brown asked human resource (HR) professionals to what extent they agreed with various HR research findings. Responses from 959 American participants showed that there are large discrepancies between research findings and practitioners' beliefs about effective human resource practices. The current research is a replication of the Rynes et al. study among 626 Dutch HR professionals. The results show remarkable similarities with the American study: there are large discrepancies between research findings and practitioners' beliefs in some content areas, especially recruitment and selection. Dutch practitioners are somewhat more likely to agree with research findings when there education level is higher, when they read HRM professional journals more frequently and when they have a positive attitude towards the applicability and usefulness of academic research.
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Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09585190802324304
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