JHRSS  Vol.1 No.4 , December 2013
HR Practices as Antecedents of Supply Relationship Integration: The Inter- and Intra-Firm Contexts
ABSTRACT
This research draws on organizational constructs to investigate the role of HR practices as antecedents of supply relationship integration in inter- and intra-firm contexts. We argue that HR practices can be designed to follow a “specialized” approach or to follow a “relational” approach by promoting collaboration and information sharing at supply relationship level. Drawing on inductive case data from two earlier papers, we identify HRPs supporting standardization as a critical facilitator of inter-firm integration and HRPs supporting mutual adjustment as a critical facilitator of intra-firm integration. This paper contributes to operational integration literature by highlighting the role of HRM in supply relationship integration.

Cite this paper
Koulikoff-Souviron, M. and Claye-Puaux, S. (2013) HR Practices as Antecedents of Supply Relationship Integration: The Inter- and Intra-Firm Contexts. Journal of Human Resource and Sustainability Studies, 1, 51-59. doi: 10.4236/jhrss.2013.14008.
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