Journal article

Between fit and flexibility? The benefits of high-performance work practices and leadership capability for innovation outcomes

Peter Gahan, Max Theilacker, Mladen Adamovic, Daejeong Choi, Bill Harley, Joshua Healy, Jesse E Olsen

Human Resource Management Journal | Wiley | Published : 2021


The idea that human resource management (HRM) plays a strategic role in generating sustainable competitive advantage for organisations or intermediate outcomes such as innovation is a central tenet in HRM theory and research. Yet, the explanation for this relationship remains unclear. We contribute to understanding how HRM plays a role by integrating insights drawn from HRM and strategic management. We explore how configurations of high‐performance work systems (HPWS) and leadership competence (LC) provide micro‐foundations for organisational capabilities associated with innovation. We also examine the moderating role of external environmental conditions. We find support for the proposition ..

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