Managing people to promote innovation

Helen Shipton, Doris Fay, Michael West, Malcolm Patterson, Kamal Birdi

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Abstract

There is growing evidence available to suggest that Human Resource Management (HRM) practice is an important predictor of organizational performance. Drawing upon organizational learning perspectives, we argue that HRM systems also have the potential to promote organizational innovation. We present longitudinal data from thirty-five UK manufacturing organizations to suggest that effective HRM systems – incorporating sophisticated approaches to recruitment and selection, induction, appraisal and training – predict organizational innovation in products and production technology. We further show that organizational innovation is enhanced where there is a supportive learning climate, and inhibited (for innovation in production processes) where there is a link between appraisal and remuneration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)118-128
Number of pages11
JournalCreativity and Innovation Management
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2005

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Human resource management
Innovation
Organizational innovation
Human resource management systems
Product technology
Predictors
Organizational performance
Production process
Production technology
Remuneration
Human resource management practices
Climate
Longitudinal data
Manufacturing organizations
Induction
Organizational learning
Recruitment and selection

Keywords

  • Human Resource Management
  • HRM
  • predictor
  • organizational performance
  • organizational learning perspectives
  • HRM systems
  • promotion
  • organizational innovation
  • recruitment
  • induction
  • appraisal
  • training
  • supportive learning climate
  • remuneration

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Shipton, H., Fay, D., West, M., Patterson, M., & Birdi, K. (2005). Managing people to promote innovation. Creativity and Innovation Management, 14(2), 118-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2005.00332.x
Shipton, Helen ; Fay, Doris ; West, Michael ; Patterson, Malcolm ; Birdi, Kamal. / Managing people to promote innovation. In: Creativity and Innovation Management. 2005 ; Vol. 14, No. 2. pp. 118-128.
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Shipton, H, Fay, D, West, M, Patterson, M & Birdi, K 2005, 'Managing people to promote innovation', Creativity and Innovation Management, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 118-128. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8691.2005.00332.x

Managing people to promote innovation. / Shipton, Helen; Fay, Doris; West, Michael; Patterson, Malcolm; Birdi, Kamal.

In: Creativity and Innovation Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, 06.2005, p. 118-128.

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