Impact of Individual Values on Human Resource Decision-Making By Line Managers

International Journal of Manpower, Forthcoming

30 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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David McGuire

Napier University Business School

Thomas N. Garavan

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School

Sudhir K. Saha

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration

David O'Donnell

Intellectual Capital Research Institute of Ireland

Abstract

Research on values has provided significant insights at individual, organizational and societal levels of analysis. One area that remains under-explored is how the individual values of managers influence decision-making on human resource (HR) issues. This article explores this relationship between the individual values of managers and HR decision-making by drawing on data collected from Canadian and Irish line managers. Questionnaire data was collected from a total of 340 managers. Results provide modest support for the proposed model in that capability values were shown to be a significant positive predictor of the importance of health and safety, and peace values were a significant positive predictor of the importance of employment equity. The findings emphasise the need to simultaneously examine both individual values and organisational factors as predictors of human resource decision-making.

Keywords: human resource decision-making, line managers, individual values

JEL Classification: J20, J28, J50, J70, M12, M50

Suggested Citation

McGuire, David and Garavan, Thomas N. and Saha, Sudhir K. and O'Donnell, David, Impact of Individual Values on Human Resource Decision-Making By Line Managers. International Journal of Manpower, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=900965

David McGuire (Contact Author)

Napier University Business School ( email )

219 Colinton Road
Edinburgh, Lothian EH14 1DJ
United Kingdom

Thomas N. Garavan

University of Limerick - Kemmy Business School ( email )

Limerick
Ireland

Sudhir K. Saha

Memorial University of Newfoundland (MNU) - Faculty of Business Administration ( email )

St. John's, Newfoundland A1B 3X5
Canada

David O'Donnell

Intellectual Capital Research Institute of Ireland ( email )

Clonee Road
Ballyagran
Limerick County
Ireland

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