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An Organizational Learning Framework for Understanding Business Process Redesign: A Case Study From the Financial Services Industry

In this paper, S. Mohrman, R. Tenkasi, and A. Mohrman, Jr. examine one company’s experience with business process redesign coupled with the implementation of a new business strategy, advanced, networked information technology, and organizational design.

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Strategy, Core Competencies and HR Involvement as Determinants of HR Effectiveness and Refinery Performance

Patrick M. Wright, Gary C. McMahan, Blaine McCormick, and W. Scott Sherman examined the impact strategy, core competence, and involvement of HR executives in strategic decision making on the refinery managers’ evaluation of the effectiveness of HR and refinery performance among 86 U.S. petro-chemical refineries.

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On the Integration of Strategy and Human Resources: An Investigation of the Match between Human Resources and Strategy among NCAA Basketball Teams

Patrick M. Wright, Dennis Smart, and Gary C. McMahan examine the relationships among strategy, human resources, and performance among NCAA basketball teams.

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Strategic Human Resource Management

E. Lawler III, S. Cohen, and L. Chang discuss the role that human resource functions play in complex organization. Emphasis is placed on how the human resource function can become more strategically involved in the business and assesses the progress of large companies in moving toward a strategic partnership role for HR.

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Human Resource Management: Meeting the New Challenges

The challenges which face the human resources function are reviewed by Edward E. Lawler III. It is argued that human resources departments need to improve their information systems, provide expert resources help, set and implement strategy, and manage the organization’s culture.

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