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Role of the HR environment on talent growth: an empirical study of industrial clusters in China

Qingxiong Weng (School of Management, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China)

Chinese Management Studies

ISSN: 1750-614X

Article publication date: 11 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

In order to reveal why there are favorable growing environments in industrial clusters (IC), the author examines the effects of the HR environment on talent growth from five aspects: industrial clusters economy (ICE), industrial clusters HR policy (ICHRP), industrial clusters living setting (ICLS), industrial clusters culture (ICC) and industrial clusters HR management (ICHRM).

Design/methodology/approach

The sample for this study came from four IC in China. Exploratory factor analysis and SEM analyses were conducted to analyze data.

Findings

It proved that: the economy of ICE has a positive direct impact on the talent growth in the clusters; ICHRP has a positive direct impact on talent growth in the clusters; ICC does not have a direct impact on talent growth in the clusters; ICLS has a positive direct impact on talent growth in the clusters; the HRM of companies in IC has a positive direct impact on talent growth in the clusters; the culture and ICHRP has a positive direct impact on the HRM of companies in the clusters.

Originality/value

The paper helps to reveal why talent grows better in IC than in other regions. It offers theoretic support for government to set HR policy.

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Citation

Weng, Q. (2008), "Role of the HR environment on talent growth: an empirical study of industrial clusters in China", Chinese Management Studies, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp. 14-31. https://doi.org/10.1108/17506140810868393

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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