Methodological threat or myth? Evaluating the current state of evidence on common method variance in human resource management research

Bozionelos, Nikolaos and Simmering, Marcia J. (2022) Methodological threat or myth? Evaluating the current state of evidence on common method variance in human resource management research. Human Resource Management Journal, 32 (1). pp. 194-215. ISSN 0954-5395

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Abstract

New key evidence on common method variance (CMV) has been generated in the last decade (including quantitative and qualitative reviews, and simulations) to estimate its real validity threat, and evaluate the post hoc techniques to detect and correct for its effects. This work looks at the new evidence, and reviews all HRM‐related empirical articles published in the last 10 years in six major journals. The following primary conclusions are drawn. First, adoption of new knowledge about CMV by the empirical literature has been uneven. Second, published research in these journals indicates few incidences of meaningful distortion of estimates due to CMV, even when post hoc tests are used to detect it. Third, these findings in the empirical literature mirror the conclusions of reviews and simulations of the last 10 years, which indicate that the probability of significant distortion of estimates because of CMV is very limited.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: coefficients, common method bias, common method variance, distortion, estimates, evidence, post hoc methods, reviews, simulations
Subjects: N100 Business studies
N200 Management studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2022 08:14
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2022 08:15
URI: https://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/50334

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