International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Impact of International Human Resource Management Practices on Short-term International Assignments: A Case of SMEs in Sri Lanka
Padmini Jayasekara, Yoshi Takahashi

Empirical knowledge gap on short-term assignments and their outcomes encourage us to investigate the relationship between post-assignment behavioural performances and given pre-assignment HRM support as the main objective of this paper. Individual HRM functional level analysis, moderation effects of purpose of assignments, and the synergy effects of HRM practices were included for testing three specific objectives with the theoretical perspectives of high performance work practices, contingencies and system approaches. The results partially confirm that the relationship between individual HRM practices and behavioural performance. Among six HRM practices recruitment, training and compensation were positively significant. Synergistic effects of such practices were not confirmed while the purpose of assignments also did not moderate this HRM-performance relationship.

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