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On-the-Job Innovation: The Impact of Job Design and Human Resource Management through Production Ownership

13 Pages Posted: 11 May 2005  

Luc W. Dorenbosch

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Marloes L. van Engen

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Marinus Verhagen

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Abstract

A growing number of practitioners and academics endorse that the ability of organizations to foster, develop and use the innovative potential of their employees contributes to organizational success. Yet empirical investigation of individual innovation processes is lacking. In this research we address the question of whether both more flexibility in an employees' job design and commitment-oriented HRM activities promote individual innovative work behaviour. Findings suggest that a multifunctional job design and the perceived HRM system promote employee involvement in innovative activities through increased feelings of ownership for work-related issues and problems.

Suggested Citation

Dorenbosch, Luc W. and van Engen, Marloes L. and Verhagen, Marinus, On-the-Job Innovation: The Impact of Job Design and Human Resource Management through Production Ownership. Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 129-141, June 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=722246

Luc W. Dorenbosch (Contact Author)

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
013 466 3002 (Fax)

Marloes L. Van Engen

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
013 466 3002 (Fax)

Marinus Verhagen

Tilburg University - Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences ( email )

P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

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