Which Comes First e-HRM or SHRM?

Janet H. Marler, Emma Parry



There has been some discussion in the literature of the relationship between e-HRM and strategic HRM. One body of literature argued that the use of e-HRM leads to a more strategic role for the HR function by freeing time and providing accurate information for HR practitioners [1,2]. An alternative argument is that e-HRM is the result of a strategic HR orientation in that it is one means by which SHR can be practiced [3,4]. This study disentangled these two arguments by using data from a large international HR survey. The results showed that e-HRM does not appear to be the linking mechanism that results in companies with HR strategies becoming more involved in setting business strategy, but instead that e-HRM and strategic involvement are related indirectly based on its relationship to a company’s HR strategy.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

H. Marler J. and Parry E. (2008). Which Comes First e-HRM or SHRM? . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-47-0, pages 40-50. DOI: 10.5220/0001731600400050

in Bibtex Style

author={Janet H. Marler and Emma Parry},
title={Which Comes First e-HRM or SHRM?},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Human Resource Information Systems - Volume 1: HRIS, (ICEIS 2008)
TI - Which Comes First e-HRM or SHRM?
SN - 978-989-8111-47-0
AU - H. Marler J.
AU - Parry E.
PY - 2008
SP - 40
EP - 50
DO - 10.5220/0001731600400050