Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation

  title={Human Resource Management Practices and Innovation},
  author={Nicolai Juul Foss and Keld Laursen},
  journal={Human Resource Management \& Organizational Behavior eJournal},
  • N. Foss, Keld Laursen
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Business
  • Human Resource Management & Organizational Behavior eJournal
We survey, organize, and discuss the literature on the role of organizational practices for explaining innovation outcomes. We discuss how individual practices influence innovation, and how the clustering of specific practices matters for innovation outcomes. Relatedly, we discuss various possible mediators of the HRM/innovation link, such as knowledge sharing, social capital and network effects. We argue that the causal mechanisms underlying the HRM/innovation links are still ill-understood… 

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