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Publication date: 18 June 2021

Salamatu Bellah Conteh and Yijun Yuan

An important objective of human resource (HR) research is to understand how HR practices can influence employee attitudes and behaviors in order to help achieve…

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Purpose

An important objective of human resource (HR) research is to understand how HR practices can influence employee attitudes and behaviors in order to help achieve organizational goals via employee performance. The paper studies the relationship between High Performance Work System (HPWS) and employee service performance (ESP) via organizational support (OS) and organizational identification (OI). On one hand, this may help understand the “black box” between HPWS practices and ESP. On the other hand, while OS refers to employees' evaluations of favorable treatment from the organization and HPWS represent a significant channel the organization uses to communicate its support to employees, OS and OI literatures have not comprehensively examined the effect of HPWS practices on employee OS and OI beliefs.

Design/methodology/approach

This study takes a quantitative approach and employs hierarchical regression from a sample of 467 employees in 10 commercial banks in Sierra Leone.

Findings

The results show a positive relationship between HPWS practices and ESP and at the same time OS and OI partially mediate the relationship, suggesting that employees draw inferences from the HPWS-related treatment they receive in assessing the supportiveness of the organization.

Research limitations/implications

In this study, the authors put forth an innovative conceptual model of performance management by testing the relationships which have not been tested before, especially in a new context of banking industry in Sierra Leone. By implementing HPWS practices that demonstrate the organization cares about the employees' well-being and values their contribution, organizations are likely to be perceived as offering high levels of support for the employees.

Originality/value

The results of this study add to our knowledge about the antecedents of OS and OI. Moreover, while OS and OI research has been largely rooted in the organizational behavior literature, this study bridges the human resource literature and the organizational behavior literature, by combining HPWS, OS, OI and ESP.

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International Journal of Productivity and Performance Management, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1741-0401

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Publication date: 5 June 2007

Yanying Chen and Yijun Yuan

A firm will seek an optimal balance between internal R&D and technology outsourcing when formulating its innovation strategy. This paper aims to provide a review of the…

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Purpose

A firm will seek an optimal balance between internal R&D and technology outsourcing when formulating its innovation strategy. This paper aims to provide a review of the determinants of firm's innovation strategy, and performs an empirical study on a sample from Chinese high‐tech industry, with the purpose of identifying two aspects of the issue: the choice patterns of Chinese firms over innovation strategy, and the innovation effect elasticity of different strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

The development of a multiple regression model supported by data from industry level and a statistic analysis.

Findings

Outsourcing is the major innovation strategy adopted by most Chinese high‐tech firms, especially technology import, which implies the imperfection of Chinese innovation service system. The empirical analysis also indicates the insufficiency of internal R&D expenditure and the weakness of absorptive capacity in Chinese high‐tech firms. Although, Chinese high‐tech firms prefer the outsourcing strategy in their innovation, the contribution of outsourcing is much smaller than that of internal R&D. When expenditures are increased by the same rate, the innovation output form internal R&D is twice the output of outsourcing. For improving Chinese firms' innovation efficiency, the reform of innovation service system is needed on the macro‐level, while on the micro‐level, it calls for firms to readjust their innovation strategy portfolio.

Originality/value

This paper will make up for the deficiency in current researches on innovation, which often apply firm samples in developed countries, and lack evidences from firm samples in developing countries. In addition, it will provide the decision‐making basis for Chinese Government's current actions in constructing and improving China's innovation service system.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 1 June 2010

Yijun Yuan, Yanying Chen and Lili Wang

The purpose of this paper is research the relationship between size of government and FDI inflows of the host country, and provide a strategies.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is research the relationship between size of government and FDI inflows of the host country, and provide a strategies.

Design/methodology/approach

Adopting the fixed effect model of panel data, this paper uses related observations from 81 countries between 2002 and 2006 to analyze the impacts of government size (measured by score of government size) on FDI inflows.

Findings

The results show that the enlargement of government size has a positive effect on FDI inflows, and the effect is much more significant in developing countries.

Originality/value

There is no previous research concerning the impacts of size of government on FDI inflows. Through the investigation, the paper finds the relation between government size and FDI inflows and provides much valuable information.

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 26 September 2008

Yanying Chen

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Journal of Technology Management in China, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8779

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Publication date: 17 August 2012

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Grey Systems: Theory and Application, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2043-9377

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Publication date: 15 November 2018

Yi-Ming Wei and Hua Liao

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Energy Economics
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78756-780-1

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Publication date: 13 March 2019

Lei Shen, Qing Liu, Zhebin Xue and Li Zhang

With the application and development of intelligent clothing and wearable technology, the term “micro-interaction” has gradually entered people’s lives. The paper aims to…

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Purpose

With the application and development of intelligent clothing and wearable technology, the term “micro-interaction” has gradually entered people’s lives. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper takes the concept of “micro-interaction” as the design principle, starting from the consumer demand, combing the realization mode of the intelligent safety clothing in recent years, and finds out the existing problems in the design of the intelligent safety clothing.

Findings

Under the concept of micro-interaction, a new theoretical model has been proposed to study intelligent safety clothing. Finally, the paper also emphasizes the importance of the industrialization of the proposed model.

Originality/value

The paper proposes a new research and development mode for intelligent clothing in safety protection area which is a pioneering study and can be valuable for safety clothing manufacturers to produce more functional and attractive products.

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International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6222

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Publication date: 10 February 2012

Hsien‐Tang Lin and Lawrence W. Lan

This study aims to develop a highly interactive exhibition guiding system which enables both authors and visitors to interact with one another on an exhibition site.

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Purpose

This study aims to develop a highly interactive exhibition guiding system which enables both authors and visitors to interact with one another on an exhibition site.

Design/methodology/approach

The guiding system was designed with a “pull‐type” concept in a way that a handheld device must be close to a specific work to “pull” the information out of that work. The highly interactive functions between visitors and authors or among visitors were enabled by the Web 2.0. Verification and validation of the system's functions were tested in an art gallery with PDAs utilizing passive RFID readers and tags. A questionnaire survey was conducted to learn of the opinions from authors and visitors after they used the system.

Findings

The verification and validation test showed that all the functions have met the predefined requirements. The results of the questionnaire survey also revealed that the majority were satisfied with the interactive guiding system.

Practical implications

Not only can the system perform the guide tasks well, but it also allows the users to select interested modules so as to avoid overloading the irrelevant information. Additionally, the visitors can chat with unacquainted visitors who are onsite and have the same taste on a specific artwork, and the authors can visualize the visitors' comments, recommendations, and suggestions on their works in a real‐time manner.

Originality/value

The paper shows that the proposed system has some innovative features. It enables the authors to interact with the visitors, to understand the visitors' thoughts and opinions on their works, and to share the ideas of their creativity with the interested visitors onsite. On the other hand, it also enables the visitors to interact with the authors and other visitors. The visitors can recommend appreciated works to others, provide their comments and suggestions, visualize others' comments and suggestions, and exchange their views with those who are onsite and even recommend the same works.

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The Electronic Library, vol. 30 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0264-0473

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