Management practices and sustainable organisational performance: an analysis of the European Company Survey 2009

Cox A, Higgins T and Speckesser S |   | European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions | Sep 2011

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This report is based on secondary data analysis of Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) 2009.

It explores the links between a broad range of workplace practices and sustainable organisational performance, building on the survey report.

The report develops a theoretical and analytical framework against which questions from the ECS are mapped and then subjected to a range of multivariate analyses.

The framework used to explain the link between high-performance work practice (HPWP) and organisational performance is based on the ability, motivation and opportunity (AMO) model. It proposes that HPWPs achieve their results by increasing employees’ discretionary effort.