Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation
SMG Working Paper No. 5/2012
44 Pages Posted: 20 Sep 2012 Last revised: 25 Sep 2012
Date Written: September 1, 2012
We survey, organize, and discuss the literature on the role of organizational practices for explaining innovation outcomes. We discuss how individual practices influence innovation, and how the clustering of specific practices matters for innovation outcomes. Relatedly, we discuss various possible mediators of the HRM/innovation link, such as knowledge sharing, social capital and network effects. We argue that the causal mechanisms underlying the HRM/innovation links are still ill-understood, calling for further research.
Keywords: human resource management, innovation, organizational complementarities
JEL Classification: B52, M12, M54, 032
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