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Article: Human resource practices in Chinese construction organizations: development of a measurement scale

TitleHuman resource practices in Chinese construction organizations: development of a measurement scale
Authors
KeywordsHuman resource management
Human resource practices
Measurement scale
Factor analysis
Issue Date2013
PublisherInternational Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.iasdm.org/journals/index.php/ijaec
Citation
International Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2013, v. 2 n. 3, p. 170-183 How to Cite?
AbstractDuring the economic transformation to a market-based socialist economy, Chinese construction organizations have developed advanced technologies. However, soft management is recognized as the bottleneck constraining them in competing in the international market. There are extensive studies of human resource (HR) management in Western countries. HR Management in Chinese construction organizations merits investigation. A HR practices measurement scale is required to understand whether and how HR management contributes to organizations' performance. This paper develops such a measurement scale. An initial scale, developed from previous research, is adapted following consultation with academic researchers and industry experts. Data is collected by a questionnaire survey. After confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses, the second-order HR practices measurement scale has desirable model-to-data fit, which demonstrates that the observed items are reasonable measures of the respective HR practices. A 15-item measurement scale of HR practices is developed, which comprises the four categories of employment relations - job description and participation, training, staffing, and rewards.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198566
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dc.contributor.authorZhai, Xen_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_US
dc.contributor.authorFellows, Ren_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-07T07:55:21Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-07T07:55:21Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Construction, 2013, v. 2 n. 3, p. 170-183en_US
dc.identifier.issn1911-110X-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/198566-
dc.description.abstractDuring the economic transformation to a market-based socialist economy, Chinese construction organizations have developed advanced technologies. However, soft management is recognized as the bottleneck constraining them in competing in the international market. There are extensive studies of human resource (HR) management in Western countries. HR Management in Chinese construction organizations merits investigation. A HR practices measurement scale is required to understand whether and how HR management contributes to organizations' performance. This paper develops such a measurement scale. An initial scale, developed from previous research, is adapted following consultation with academic researchers and industry experts. Data is collected by a questionnaire survey. After confirmatory and exploratory factor analyses, the second-order HR practices measurement scale has desirable model-to-data fit, which demonstrates that the observed items are reasonable measures of the respective HR practices. A 15-item measurement scale of HR practices is developed, which comprises the four categories of employment relations - job description and participation, training, staffing, and rewards.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Association for Sustainable Development and Management (IASDM). The Journal's web site is located at http://www.iasdm.org/journals/index.php/ijaec-
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Architecture, Engineering and Constructionen_US
dc.subjectHuman resource management-
dc.subjectHuman resource practices-
dc.subjectMeasurement scale-
dc.subjectFactor analysis-
dc.titleHuman resource practices in Chinese construction organizations: development of a measurement scaleen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM: ammliu@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLiu, AMM=rp01432en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.7492/IJAEC.2013.016-
dc.identifier.hkuros229898en_US
dc.identifier.volume2en_US
dc.identifier.issue3en_US
dc.identifier.spage170en_US
dc.identifier.epage183en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-

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