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Innovative work behaviour in a formalized organization : how HR processes stimulate employees' innovative work behaviour.

Wijchen, N.G.M van (2017) Innovative work behaviour in a formalized organization : how HR processes stimulate employees' innovative work behaviour.

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Abstract:As innovation performance is important for all organizations in order to keep up with their competitors, research about innovative work behaviour gives important insights in how organizations can improve their innovation performance as innovative work behaviour is seen as an important driver for organizations’ innovation performance. Innovative work behaviour will be described in this research as “all employee behaviors related to the generation of an idea, support for the idea and implementation of the idea” (Janssen, 2000; Kleysen & Street, 2001; De Jong & Den Hartog, 2010). Formalized organizations, that most likely focus on efficiency, can experience difficulties in stimulating innovative work behaviour as they are most likely use a HR system that increase efficiency but at the same time impedes innovative work behaviour. This research focuses on how HR processes stimulate innovative work behaviour in a formalized organization. A formalized organization can be characterized by “the proportion of codified jobs and the range of variation that is tolerated within the rules defining the jobs” (Hall, Johnson & Haas, 1967). During this research the following proposition is created which should explain how innovative work behaviour would be stimulated in a formalized organization: Proposition: when employees in formalized organizations engage in extensive communication, knowledge-sharing and/or communications other than direct operational aspects during the co-production of HR processes, productivity-based HR practices will result in commitment-based HR processes that stimulate commitment and as a result affects innovative work behaviour.
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/71808
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