HR role effectiveness and organizational culture in Australian local government

Teo, Stephen T.T., Ahmad, Titien and Rodwell, John 2003, HR role effectiveness and organizational culture in Australian local government, Asia Pacific journal of human resources, vol. 41, no. 3, pp. 298-315, doi: 10.1177/1038411103041003004.

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Title HR role effectiveness and organizational culture in Australian local government
Author(s) Teo, Stephen T.T.
Ahmad, Titien
Rodwell, John
Journal name Asia Pacific journal of human resources
Volume number 41
Issue number 3
Start page 298
End page 315
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Clayton, Vic.
Publication date 2003-12
ISSN 1038-4111
Keyword(s) competing values framework
local government
HRM roles
strategic HRM
Summary The role of the human resource management (HRM) function and its consequent contribution to organizational culture and strategic management have been much debated. This relationship has not been empirically tested in the Australian local government sector. This paper explores the types of organizational culture and the role effectiveness of the HRM function as perceived by 217 senior managers in 71 New South Wales and Queensland local government entities. We found four clusters of local government entities, each with different profiles of organizational culture and perceived effectiveness of the HRM role. While most organizations are undergoing a transition in their cultural values, over one-third of the organizations exhibit a market-oriented culture. These market-oriented organizations have a higher level of human resource role effectiveness. The present study contributes to the ongoing debate regarding the status and influence of HRM as a value-adding corporate function.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1038411103041003004
Field of Research 150305 Human Resources Management
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Australian Human Resources Institute
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