HR attributions: A critical review and research agenda

Rebecca Hewett*

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HR Attributions theory has been highly influential in our understanding of the relationship between HR practices and individual outcomes but research to date leaves a number of questions unanswered. In this chapter I review the research to date around three themes; the positioning of HR attributions in the process chain between HR practices and organizational level outcomes, the dimensional structure of HR attributions, and the role HR attributions in the context of specific HR practices. In each of these themes I suggest some unanswered questions and new avenues for research. These questions aim to stimulate future debate and empirical research on this promising theory.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook on HR Process Research
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781839100079
ISBN (Print)9781839100062
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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