High Performance Work Systems: A Necessity for Startups

  • Joshua S. Bendickson University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Jeffrey Muldoon Emporia State University
  • Eric W. Liguori Rowan University
  • Chelsea Midgett East Carolina University


New businesses are an important part of any economy, yet the key elements to achieve startup success are often unclear or up for debate. Attracting, selecting, and training employees are often critical activities for most startups. Research suggests that high performance work systems (i.e., a bundle of human resource practices) enhance organizational performance. However, we posit that most startups lack these systems at the onset, yet with minimal effort can establish a system to improve their likelihood of meeting their goals, enhancing capabilities, and ensuring long-term survival. 

Jun 19, 2017
How to Cite
BENDICKSON, Joshua S. et al. High Performance Work Systems: A Necessity for Startups. Journal of Small Business Strategy, [S.l.], v. 27, n. 2, p. 1-12, june 2017. ISSN 2380-1751. Available at: <http://libjournals.mtsu.edu/index.php/jsbs/article/view/611>. Date accessed: 17 feb. 2018.