The Impact of ’Narco-terrorism’ on HRM


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The Impact of ’Narco-terrorism’ on HRM

Show simple item record Ramirez, Jacobo Sergio, Madero Muñiz, Carlos 2014-11-10T08:18:50Z 2014-11-10T08:18:50Z 2014-11-10
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a mixed-method study that explores the configuration of human resource management (HRM) systems in “narco-terrorism” environments. The quantitative analysis focuses on 204 news stories. In addition, 25 interviews were conducted with managers and HR professionals at 20 firms in Mexico to explore the direct and indirect impacts of narco-terrorism on firms. Our analysis of firms’ responses in terms of HRM systems indicate that trust of formal and informal institutions seems to shape HRM system in the focal firms. More specifically, a combination of strict employee control, an emphasis on soft-skills training and development, and a flexible work schedule seems to facilitate the building of trust in narco-terrorism contexts. It seems that the role of firms as social institutions integrate strategies, which seems to aim at avoid and manipulate the institutional constraints. Our findings highlight the importance of reinforcing values, such as trust, openness, and participation to develop a strong HRM system in violent driven environments. We examine the various effects of institutional contextual factors on the operation of HRM systems and practices. en_US
dc.format.extent 46 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.publisher Copenhagen Business School en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries CBDS Working Paper Series;3, 2014
dc.subject.other HRM en_US
dc.subject.other Narco-terrorism en_US
dc.subject.other Institutional theory en_US
dc.subject.other Violence and crime en_US
dc.title The Impact of ’Narco-terrorism’ on HRM en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Interkulturel Kommunikation og Ledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort IKL en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Intercultural Communication and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort ICM en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US

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