Building Psychological Contracts in Security-Risk Environments

Evidence from Colombia and Mexico

Jacobo Ramirez, Sergio Madero, Claudia Vélez-Zapata

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    167 Downloads (Pure)

    Abstract

    This paper examines the reciprocal obligations between employers and employees that are framed as psychological contracts in security-risk environments. A total of 30 interviews based on psychological contract frameworks, duty-of-care strategies in terms of human resource management (HRM) systems and the impacts of narcoterrorism on firms were conducted with human resources (HR) personnel, line managers and subordinates at eight national and multinational corporations (MNCs) with subsidiaries in Colombia and Mexico. Our findings generally support the existence of a relational psychological contract in our sample. Duty-of-care strategies based on both HRM systems and the sensitivities of HR personnel and line managers to the narcoterrorism context, in combination with both explicit and implicit security policies, tend to be the sources of the content of psychological contracts. We propose a psychological contract model based on HRM systems and security and control policy in a narcoterrorism context for the further study of firms' duty-of-care strategies.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
    Volume9
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)690-711
    ISSN1751-6757
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

    Keywords

    • Psychological contracts
    • Human resource development
    • HRM
    • Duty of care
    • Narcoterrorism
    • Organised crime
    • Violence
    • Columbia
    • Mexico
    • Secutiry risks
    • Security risk environments
    • Reciprocal obligations
    • Employer obligations
    • Security policies

    Cite this

    @article{c29ba3b7b5694c90bdbeaf41bf175222,
    title = "Building Psychological Contracts in Security-Risk Environments: Evidence from Colombia and Mexico",
    abstract = "This paper examines the reciprocal obligations between employers and employees that are framed as psychological contracts in security-risk environments. A total of 30 interviews based on psychological contract frameworks, duty-of-care strategies in terms of human resource management (HRM) systems and the impacts of narcoterrorism on firms were conducted with human resources (HR) personnel, line managers and subordinates at eight national and multinational corporations (MNCs) with subsidiaries in Colombia and Mexico. Our findings generally support the existence of a relational psychological contract in our sample. Duty-of-care strategies based on both HRM systems and the sensitivities of HR personnel and line managers to the narcoterrorism context, in combination with both explicit and implicit security policies, tend to be the sources of the content of psychological contracts. We propose a psychological contract model based on HRM systems and security and control policy in a narcoterrorism context for the further study of firms' duty-of-care strategies.",
    keywords = "Psychological contracts, Human resource development, HRM, Duty of care, Narcoterrorism, Organised crime, Violence, Columbia, Mexico, Secutiry risks, Security risk environments, Reciprocal obligations, Employer obligations, Security policies",
    author = "Jacobo Ramirez and Sergio Madero and Claudia V{\'e}lez-Zapata",
    year = "2015",
    doi = "10.1504/EJIM.2015.072225",
    language = "English",
    volume = "9",
    pages = "690--711",
    journal = "European Journal of International Management",
    issn = "1751-6757",
    publisher = "Inderscience Publishers",
    number = "6",

    }

    Building Psychological Contracts in Security-Risk Environments : Evidence from Colombia and Mexico. / Ramirez, Jacobo; Madero, Sergio; Vélez-Zapata, Claudia.

    In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 9, No. 6, 2015, p. 690-711.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Building Psychological Contracts in Security-Risk Environments

    T2 - Evidence from Colombia and Mexico

    AU - Ramirez, Jacobo

    AU - Madero, Sergio

    AU - Vélez-Zapata, Claudia

    PY - 2015

    Y1 - 2015

    N2 - This paper examines the reciprocal obligations between employers and employees that are framed as psychological contracts in security-risk environments. A total of 30 interviews based on psychological contract frameworks, duty-of-care strategies in terms of human resource management (HRM) systems and the impacts of narcoterrorism on firms were conducted with human resources (HR) personnel, line managers and subordinates at eight national and multinational corporations (MNCs) with subsidiaries in Colombia and Mexico. Our findings generally support the existence of a relational psychological contract in our sample. Duty-of-care strategies based on both HRM systems and the sensitivities of HR personnel and line managers to the narcoterrorism context, in combination with both explicit and implicit security policies, tend to be the sources of the content of psychological contracts. We propose a psychological contract model based on HRM systems and security and control policy in a narcoterrorism context for the further study of firms' duty-of-care strategies.

    AB - This paper examines the reciprocal obligations between employers and employees that are framed as psychological contracts in security-risk environments. A total of 30 interviews based on psychological contract frameworks, duty-of-care strategies in terms of human resource management (HRM) systems and the impacts of narcoterrorism on firms were conducted with human resources (HR) personnel, line managers and subordinates at eight national and multinational corporations (MNCs) with subsidiaries in Colombia and Mexico. Our findings generally support the existence of a relational psychological contract in our sample. Duty-of-care strategies based on both HRM systems and the sensitivities of HR personnel and line managers to the narcoterrorism context, in combination with both explicit and implicit security policies, tend to be the sources of the content of psychological contracts. We propose a psychological contract model based on HRM systems and security and control policy in a narcoterrorism context for the further study of firms' duty-of-care strategies.

    KW - Psychological contracts

    KW - Human resource development

    KW - HRM

    KW - Duty of care

    KW - Narcoterrorism

    KW - Organised crime

    KW - Violence

    KW - Columbia

    KW - Mexico

    KW - Secutiry risks

    KW - Security risk environments

    KW - Reciprocal obligations

    KW - Employer obligations

    KW - Security policies

    UR - http://sfx-45cbs.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/45cbs?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:ctx&ctx_enc=info:ofi/enc:UTF-8&ctx_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info:sid/sfxit.com:azlist&sfx.ignore_date_threshold=1&rft.object_id=1000000000278560&rft.object_portfolio_id=&svc.holdings=yes&svc.fulltext=yes

    U2 - 10.1504/EJIM.2015.072225

    DO - 10.1504/EJIM.2015.072225

    M3 - Journal article

    VL - 9

    SP - 690

    EP - 711

    JO - European Journal of International Management

    JF - European Journal of International Management

    SN - 1751-6757

    IS - 6

    ER -