The antecedents of direct management communication to employees in Mauritius

Richard Croucher, Marian Rizov, Ram Goolaup
2014 International Journal of Human Resource Management  
We measure whether, in a developing country, existence of a 'hard' strategic HR strategy (SHRM) developed at high organizational levels or one designed to enhance employee knowledge inputs and thereby promote employer-employee interdependence (EEIN) is a stronger antecedent of direct communication to employees. We use data from a comprehensive survey of HR practices in Mauritius, one of Africa's most open and successful economies. We find that both SHRM and EEIN are antecedents, but that the
more » ... ter is stronger in public organizations and in smaller and older companies. We conclude that EEIN is a significant analytic category for explaining management practices especially in an historic sense in this and possibly other developing country contexts.
doi:10.1080/09585192.2014.880153 fatcat:5xwvpicpere4hj5w5wyedlwhfy