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Managing people to promote innovation

Shipton, Helen and Fay, Doris and West, Michael and Patterson, Malcolm and Birdi, Kamal (2005) Managing people to promote innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14 (2). pp. 118-128. ISSN 0963-1690

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There is growing evidence available to suggest that Human Resource Management (HRM) practice is an important predictor of organizational performance. Drawing upon organizational learning perspectives, we argue that HRM systems also have the potential to promote organizational innovation. We present longitudinal data from thirty-five UK manufacturing organizations to suggest that effective HRM systems – incorporating sophisticated approaches to recruitment and selection, induction, appraisal and training – predict organizational innovation in products and production technology. We further show that organizational innovation is enhanced where there is a supportive learning climate, and inhibited (for innovation in production processes) where there is a link between appraisal and remuneration.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Creativity and Innovation Management
Departments: Lancaster University Management School > Lancaster University Management School - Other > Centre for Performance-Led HR
ID Code: 57302
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 05 Sep 2012 19:00
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2015 08:04
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