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Publication date: 15 May 2020

Mohammed Iqbal Al-Ajlouni

Reviewing Human Resource Management (HRM) and innovation literature, an identified gap exists in the mechanism in which the association between HRM and innovation is…

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Abstract

Purpose

Reviewing Human Resource Management (HRM) and innovation literature, an identified gap exists in the mechanism in which the association between HRM and innovation is happen. To respond, the current study has suggested a moderated mediated mechanism to explain the link between HRM, through its new High Performance Work Systems (HPWS) and organisational innovation, as employee engagement mediates the relationship between HPWS and employee creativity. Then later one has subsequent influence on organisational innovation; moreover, the model also considers the moderating role of employee perspective-taking between HPWS and employee engagement.

Design/methodology/approach

A quantitative-deductive causal method, along with a cross-sectional approach was adopted, and SMEs in Jordan were the focus for the present study, through targeting employees in Research and Development centres. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire answered by 272 employees and Structural Equation Modelling using SMART-PLS was used for the statistical analysis.

Findings

The results confirmed that employee engagement fully mediated the relationship between HPWS and employee creativity and accounted for 69.5% of the variance; additionally, perspective-taking as a moderator of the relationship between HPWS and employee engagement was confirmed. Moreover, employee creativity significantly predicted organisational innovation to moderate levels.

Originality/value

The study suggested a unique mechanism for the link between HPWS and organisational innovation, contributing to the suggested gap that could have numerous variables acting as mediators or moderators which require further investigation to explore other possible mechanisms.

Details

Employee Relations: The International Journal, vol. 43 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0142-5455

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Article
Publication date: 23 August 2021

The author said his study suggested a unique mechanism for the link between HPWS and organizational innovation and also filled a gap in existing research. Previous studies…

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Abstract

Purpose

The author said his study suggested a unique mechanism for the link between HPWS and organizational innovation and also filled a gap in existing research. Previous studies have tended to concentrate on outcomes at the organizational level rather than individual level.

Design/methodology/approach

The author sent the questionnaire to employees at R&D centers, where employees are expected to produce a lot of creative ideas. Each organization in the study had a maximum of three employees responsible for R&D. In total, 272 complete questionnaires were collected from 159 SMEs in Amman, in Jordan.

Findings

The study confirmed that employee engagement fully mediates the relationship between HPWS (high-performance work systems) and employee creativity. Results showed it accounted for 69.5% of the variance. The author of the report also revealed that perspective-taking also moderated the relationship between HPWS and employee engagement, and employee creativity predicted organizational innovation to moderate levels.

Originality/value

The positive results of the study have theoretical implications, the author argues. It proposed a causal mechanism of mediation, which was an original contribution. And it also focused on individuals, whereas other studies have tended to concentrate on outcomes at the organizational level. Management must also take into account the vital role HPWS play in shaping creativity and engagement. On the other hand, training can’t be offered for the sake of it, but in order to influence the employee’s view of the organization.

Details

Human Resource Management International Digest , vol. 29 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0967-0734

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