High Performance Work Systems in the Service Sector: A Literature Review

N. W. K. D. K. Dayarathna

Abstract


Over the past few years, there has been growing research interest in the competitive advantage associated with high performance work systems.There is rising interest in using high performance work system practices, because evidence showed that organizations that implemented such systems recorded remarkable success, especially in organizations in the manufacturing industry. It will be interesting to find out whether the impressive results can be applied to service sector since work culture and management practices differ between the manufacturing firms and service firms. This conceptual paper explores the research findings of high performance work systems in the service sector. The paper may be valuable to those who are interested in understanding the phenomenon of high performance work systems in the service sector for research purposes.

Key Words: High Performance Work Systems, Human Resource Management, Organizational Performance, Service Sector


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