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This study examined the impact of HR practices and organizational commitment on business-unit operating performance and profitability. Using a predictive design with a sample of 50 autonomous business-units within the same corporation, the study revealed that both organizational commitment and HR practices were significantly related to operational measures of performance as well as operating expenses and pre-tax profits.


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Wright, P. M., Gardner, T. M. & Moynihan, L. M. (2002). The impact of human resource practices on business-unit operating and financial performance (CAHRS Working Paper #02-12). Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies.