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The Relative Importance of Human Resource Management Practices for a Firm's Innovation Performance


Spyros Arvanitis


Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) - Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research (KOF)

Florian Seliger


KOF Swiss Economic Institute

Tobias Stucki


ETH Zürich - Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research

September 6, 2013

KOF Working Papers No. 341

Abstract:     
Human resource management (HRM) practices are generally expected to stimulate a firm’s innovation performance. However, which of these practices do really pay off? Based on a unique dataset that includes detailed information for both a firm’s innovation activities and different types of HRM practices we find that primarily new workplace organization practices seem to enhance a firm’s innovation activities. Flexible practices of working time management and incentive payment schemes show only small effects on both innovation propensity and innovation success. Further training does only affect innovation success, but not innovation propensity. Overall, we find a stronger linkage between innovative HRM practices and innovation propensity than with innovation success.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 44

Keywords: human resource management, workplace organization, innovation performance

JEL Classification: O31

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Date posted: September 7, 2013  

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Arvanitis, Spyros and Seliger, Florian and Stucki, Tobias, The Relative Importance of Human Resource Management Practices for a Firm's Innovation Performance (September 6, 2013). KOF Working Papers No. 341. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2321726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2321726

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Spyros Arvanitis (Contact Author)
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) - Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research (KOF) ( email )
CH-8092 Zurich
Switzerland
+41 44 632 51 68 (Phone)
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Florian Seliger
KOF Swiss Economic Institute ( email )
Zurich
Switzerland
Tobias Stucki
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - Swiss Institute for Business Cycle Research ( email )
Weinbergstrasse 35
ETH Zentrum
Zurich 8092, 8092
Switzerland
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