Setting the stage for innovation: towards a conceptual model of the HR-innovation link
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, ISSN 1465-6612, E-ISSN 1741-5160, Vol. 16, no 1/2, 100-120 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The article shows that human resource management (HRM) and human resource development (HRD) activities play a potentially important role in facilitating innovation in organisations. Based on previous research, a conceptual model is presented that displays how an organisation's human resource (HR) function can facilitate innovation by securing and developing the HR supply chain to ensure the healthy and continuous flow of personnel and competence into, within, and out of the organisation (i.e., by securing the appropriate competences for the job and the organisation, by developing and retaining existing competences, and by transferring competences from employees who are leaving to those who remain in the organisation). This article argues that HR practitioners can set the stage for innovations by actively and strategically implementing HR activities that support the creation of an expansive learning environment in which both adaptive and developmental learning can occur.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
InderScience Publishers, 2016. Vol. 16, no 1/2, 100-120 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-125990DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2016.075375OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-125990DiVA: diva2:911078