Contingent labor strategies, HIHRS, and HR outcomes for full time employees: a firm-level analysis

Sean A. Way, David P. Lepak, Charles H. Fay, James W. Thacker

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Abstract

Using firm-level data from 131 firms, this study examines the effects of two contingent labor strategies on firm performance in terms of full time employee absenteeism and turnover (i.e., HR outcomes for full time employees at the firm level). Results indicate that employing a strategy of using contingent labor to reduce labor costs is negatively associated with HR outcomes for full time employees at the firm level -i.e., associated with inferior firm performance in terms of full time employee absenteeism and turnover. In addition, high investment HR systems (HIHRS) and employing a strategy of using contingent labor to enhance employment stability for full time employees are complements in terms of their effects on HR outcomes of full time employees at the firm level. Limitations and implications for future research are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
Place of PublicationNY USA
PublisherAcademy of Management
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2005 - Honolulu, United States of America
Duration: 5 Aug 200510 Aug 2005
Conference number: 65th
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Publication series

NameAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Number1
Volume2005
ISSN (Print)0065-0668
ISSN (Electronic)2151-6561

Conference

ConferenceAnnual Meeting of the Academy of Management 2005
Abbreviated titleAoM 2005
CountryUnited States of America
CityHonolulu
Period5/08/0510/08/05
Other The 2005 Call for Papers generated a record volume of program submissions, with 4,671 paper and symposium submissions and 362 professional development workshops (PDWs), for a grand total of 5,033 submissions. Over 6,000 people participate on this year’s program, and over 1,000 members volunteered as reviewers
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Keywords

  • Contingent labor
  • High investment HR systems
  • HR outcomes for full time employees

Cite this

Way, S. A., Lepak, D. P., Fay, C. H., & Thacker, J. W. (2005). Contingent labor strategies, HIHRS, and HR outcomes for full time employees: a firm-level analysis. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Academy of Management Proceedings; Vol. 2005, No. 1). Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2005.18778819