Profiling HRM in innovative firms

Jorgensen, Frances, Becker, Karen L., & Hyland, Paul (2010) Profiling HRM in innovative firms. In Proceedings of Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Montréal Convention Center, Montreal.

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Effective people management is essential to successful innovation, however no single human resource function or practice can facilitate the development of innovation capacity in an organization. Several studies have argued that different bundles or configurations of human resource practices can improve innovation performance, but there is little empirically based research that provides details of the practices utilized by different types of innovative firms. In this exploratory, qualitative study of innovative Danish firms we examine the profiles of human resource practices evident in a sample of firms recognized for their innovative performance. In examining these profiles, we analyze how characteristics of the organizations, namely their size and the nature of industry specific core capabilities, influence the human resource practices used to support innovation. Our initial findings indicate that in this sample of firms size is not a factor but knowledge-intensive firms have notably different profiles of human resource practices to technology-based firms.

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ID Code: 38844
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: The 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings will be published in the 2010 online program [see Official URL above]
Keywords: Profiling, HRM, Innovative Firms
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 24 Nov 2010 22:27
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2011 15:01

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