1st Edition

Strategic Human Resource Management and Organizational Effectiveness Essays Celebrating and Advancing the Scholarship of David P. Lepak (1971–2017)

Edited By Riki Takeuchi, Yaping Gong, Corine Boon, Kaifeng Jiang Copyright 2023

    This book on human resource management (HRM) research builds upon and extends the work of Professor David P. Lepak who was the Berthiaume Endowed Chair of Business Leadership in the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Professor Lepak was an internationally renowned HRM scholar who believed in giving back to his profession and was committed to introduce his research findings to students as well as the business community.

    In addition to being a tribute to Professor Lepak and his work, this volume aims to help organizations and managers understand how to use human resource management to benefit employees while achieving organizational effectiveness. The chapters in this volume focus on strategic management of human capital resources, strategic HRM and multilevel HRM —areas of research that were central to Professor Lepak’s academic contributions. These chapters together provide important theoretical and practical implications for understanding how organizations can use HRM to generate and utilize their strategic human capital resources and how HRM interacts with internal and external factors to influence important employee and organizational outcomes.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

    Introduction: Celebrating and advancing the scholarship of David P. Lepak (1971–2017)

    Riki Takeuchi, Yaping Gong, Corine Boon and Kaifeng Jiang

    1. The human resource architecture model: A twenty-year review and future research directions

    Ben Nanfeng Luo, Tuwei Sun, Cai-Hui (Veronica) Lin, Dongying Luo, Ge Qin and Jingzhou Pan

    2. Clarifying and empirically assessing the concept of human capital resource emergence

    Rory Eckardt, Alia Crocker and Chou-Yu Tsai

    3. Investing in HR? Human resource function investments and labor productivity in US organizations

    Mahesh Subramony, James P. Guthrie and John Dooney

    4. Expanding the resource-based view model of strategic human resource management

    Christopher J. Collins

    5. The employee perspective on HR practices: A systematic literature review, integration and outlook

    Jeske Van Beurden, Karina Van De Voorde and Marc Van Veldhoven

    6. A meta-analysis of mediating mechanisms between employee reports of human resource management and employee performance: different pathways for descriptive and evaluative reports?

    Jeroen G. Meijerink, Susanne E. Beijer and Anna C. Bos-Nehles

    7. High-performance work systems and key employee attitudes: the roles of psychological capital and an interactional justice climate

    Rentao Miao, Nikos Bozionelos, Wenxia Zhou and Alexander Newman

    8. Team-level high-performance work systems, self-efficacy and creativity: differential moderating roles of person–job fit and goal difficulty

    Zixiang Ma, Yaping Gong, Lirong Long and Yong Zhang

    9. HR practice salience: explaining variance in employee reactions to HR practices

    Sargam Garg, Kaifeng Jiang and David P. Lepak


    Riki Takeuchi is Dr. Joseph Picken Distinguished Chair in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Naveen Jindal School of Management, USA. He is an elected fellow of American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He was the first doctoral student of David P. Lepak.

    Yaping Gong is a Chair professor at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong. He studies creativity, innovation, teams, strategic and international human resource management. His work has received awards including Emerald Citation of Excellence (2013, 2016). He served as an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Perspectives (2018-2021).

    Corine Boon is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the University of Amsterdam Business School, Netherlands. She received her PhD from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Her research focuses primarily on strategic human resource management, people analytics, and person-environment fit.

    Kaifeng Jiang is Professor of Management and Human Resources and a core faculty member of Translational Data Analytics Institute at The Ohio State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Relations and Human Resources from Rutgers University and does research on strategic human resource management.