Outsourcing HR: Implications for the role of the HR function and the workforce

Cooke, F, Shen, J and McBride, A 2005, 'Outsourcing HR: Implications for the role of the HR function and the workforce', Human Resource Management, vol. 44, no. 4, pp. 413-432.


Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Journal Articles

Title Outsourcing HR: Implications for the role of the HR function and the workforce
Author(s) Cooke, F
Shen, J
McBride, A
Year 2005
Journal name Human Resource Management
Volume number 44
Issue number 4
Start page 413
End page 432
Total pages 20
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Abstract HR outsourcing as an organizational strategy has increased substantially over the last decade. However, this trend has attracted little academic attention regarding how outsourcing decisions are made, the manner in which these decisions are implemented, how outsourcing effectiveness is measured, and its impact on organizational performance. In this article, we provide a critical review of the reasons for, the processes involved in, and the perceived effectiveness of HR outsourcing.We investigate the implications of HR outsourcing for the role of the HR function and for the various groups of people affected by this strategy. We argue that organizations should apply both the resource-based view and institutional theory when making outsourcing decisions.
DOI - identifier 10.1002/hrm.20082
Copyright notice © 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
ISSN 0090-4848
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