Title: Evaluating major human resource information systems design characteristics – an empirical study

Authors: Stefan Strohmeier; Ruediger Kabst

Addresses: Management Information Systems, Saarland University, P.O. Box 151150, 66041 Saarbruecken, Germany. ' Human Resource Management, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Licher Strasse 62, 35394, Giessen, Germany

Abstract: This paper examines the question whether major design characteristics of current human resource information systems (HRIS) actually contribute to HRIS success. To do so, we initially identify: a) functional enrichment with 'managerial' functions; b) functional integration of HRIS into general management information systems (MIS); c) systematic web-enablement of HRIS as three major design innovations of HRIS of recent years. We discuss why these design characteristics contribute to HRIS success and derive a conceptual model with corresponding hypotheses. Subsequently, we employ an international large-scale survey which combines logistic regression and neural network analysis to test these hypotheses. Our results draw quite a positive picture of these design innovations, since in particular the move towards managerial functions and the web-enablement contribute to HRIS success, while there are mixed findings concerning the integration of HRIS with general MIS.

Keywords: human resource information systems; HRIS; design characteristics; electronic human resource management; e-HRM; systems evaluation; functional enrichment; managerial functions; functional integration; management information systems; MIS; web-enablement; internet; world wide web; design innovations; logistic regression; neural network analysis; business information systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBIS.2012.045721

International Journal of Business Information Systems, 2012 Vol.9 No.3, pp.328 - 342

Published online: 16 Aug 2014 *

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