High-performance work systems and innovation in Vietnamese small firms

Do, H. ORCID: 0000-0001-5442-507X and Shipton, H. ORCID: 0000-0003-4006-7923, 2019. High-performance work systems and innovation in Vietnamese small firms. International Small Business Journal, 37 (7), pp. 732-753. ISSN 0266-2426

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This article examines the interplay between high-performance work systems (HPWS) and the innovation of Vietnamese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Our conceptual model relies on the componential theory of creativity along with HPWS, learning goal orientation (LGO), creativity and innovation to hypothesise both mediation and moderation mechanisms linking such a relationship. Using a sample of 133 SMEs, we find that (1) employee creativity mediates the pathway between HPWS and firm innovation; and (2) LGO moderates the HPWS - employee creativity relationship. Our study casts new light on the theoretical mechanism through which HPWS influence firm innovation and adds to understanding about HPWS within SMEs by bringing employees centre stage.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: International Small Business Journal
Creators: Do, H. and Shipton, H.
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Date: 1 November 2019
Volume: 37
Number: 7
ISSN: 0266-2426
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 16 Jul 2019 08:17
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2021 16:24
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/37084

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