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, calling for further research.

Publication information

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherDjøf Forlag
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9788791815805
StatePublished - 2012
SeriesSMG Working Paper

    Research areas

  • Human Resource Management, Innovation, Organizational Complemntarities

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