Globalization, Human Resource Practices and Innovation: Recent Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey

19 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2007

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Scott Walsworth

Trent University - Business Administration

Anil Verma

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management

Abstract

This study examines the triangular relationship that connects the degree to which a workplace is internationally engaged, the extent to which it innovates, and the human resource practices it adopts. By pooling various years of data from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey, a nationally representative data set, we found that certain practices, such as variable pay and autonomy training, are more likely to be used in international workplaces. We subsequently found that for an international workplace, the use of variable pay contributes very little to workplace innovation while autonomy training has a positive relationship with innovation.

Suggested Citation

Walsworth, Scott and Verma, Anil, Globalization, Human Resource Practices and Innovation: Recent Evidence from the Canadian Workplace and Employee Survey. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 222-240, April 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=972537 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00466.x

Scott Walsworth

Trent University - Business Administration ( email )

Peterborough, Ontario
Canada

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Anil Verma (Contact Author)

University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management ( email )

105 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E6 M5S1S4
Canada

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