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Perceptions of innovation focused HRM and its impact on employee outcomes and organizational innovation in technology firms

Peters, M (2014) Perceptions of innovation focused HRM and its impact on employee outcomes and organizational innovation in technology firms.

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Abstract:This research focuses on the employees' perceptions of innovation focused HRM and the impact on creativity, innovative work behavior and organizational innovation. It integrates a number of streams of research and develops an innovation focused HRM system that particularly aims at employees’ perceptions. A measure for that system in form of a questionnaire is presented. The study further suggests a multi-level research model in which a positive relationship between employees' perceptions of such a system and organizational innovation is hypothesized, and creativity and innovative work behavior are introduced as mediating variables. The research is conducted with 54 employees from 4 manufacturing firms in the Netherlands and is able to provide a test for validity for the measure, resulting in a reliable index for employees' perceptions of an innovation focused HRM system. By means of correlation and regression analyses it is shown that on the individual level the perception of the presented system does positively influence employees' innovative work behavior. Some support is provided for the hypothesis regarding the impact on creativity as well. On the organizational level and regarding the impact on organizational innovation the data was inconclusive. Here, further research is merited and recommended.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/65506
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