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Limits to strategic HRM: the case of the Mauritian civil service

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Taking as its starting point the impressive evidence for the strategic human resource management (SHRM) model's effect on organizational performance, and for the relationship between public staff management and economic growth, the paper offers the civil service of Mauritius as a case study of SHRM's relevance to developing countries. It finds that SHRM is not practised in Mauritius, nor is it feasible in the near future, because it is not widely known, because there is no strategic management framework, because staff management is highly centralized and because political will to make radical changes in staff management is lacking. The case study does not support claims that SHRM and its associated practices have a universal validity, or that public staff management is a 'magic bullet' that delivers economic growth. Improvements to staff management in Mauritius, and possibly other developing countries, will require a creative and piecemeal adaptation of Anglophone 'good practice' that respects political, economic and social realities.
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Keywords: Mauritius; Strategic HRM; civil service; employee selection; international HRM; performance management

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Institute for Development Policy and Management, Crawford House, Precinct Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9GH, UK ( ), Email: [email protected] 2: Faculty of Law and Management, University of Mauritius, Reduit, Mauritius ( )., Email: [email protected]

Publication date: 01 June 2003

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