The Adoption of High‐Involvement Work Practices

  title={The Adoption of High‐Involvement Work Practices},
  author={Frits K. Pil and John Paul Macduffie},
  journal={Industrial Relations},
This paper provides a theoretical framework for understanding why high-involvement work practices are adopted more rapidly by some organizations than others. Drawing on evolutionary economics and innovation literature, we identify three key drivers: 1) the level of complementary human resource practices and technology; 2) performance achieved with previous practices; and 3) factors that alter the cost of introducing new practices. Empirical analyses of a unique longitudinal data set of 43… 
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