KOF Working Papers No. 341
44 Pages Posted: 7 Sep 2013
Date Written: September 6, 2013
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.
Keywords: human resource management, workplace organization, innovation performance
JEL Classification: O31
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
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: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2321726 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2321726