Management INK would like to congratulate the following 2011 Best Paper Award winner for the Journal of Management:
Brian E. Becker, State University of New York at Buffalo, and Mark A. Huselid, Rutgers University, for their article, “Strategic Human Resources Management: Where Do We Go From Here?” in the December 2006 issue.
The authors identify the key challenges facing strategic human resource management (SHRM) going forward and discuss several new directions in both the scholarship and practice of SHRM. They focus on a clearer articulation of the “black box” between HR and firm performance, emphasizing the integration of strategy implementation as the central mediating variable in this relationship. There are direct implications for the nature of fit and contingencies in SHRM. They also highlight the significance of a differentiated HR architecture not just across firms but also within firms.