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How can HR practices support front-end innovation and increase the innovativeness of companies?

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Abstract: In this theoretical paper we investigate how HR can help overcome some of the key challenges in establishing a basis for firm innovativeness. First and foremost there seems to be a rather profound challenge in implementing permanent innovative practices and creative behavior in general across companies. Literature shows that the initial idea generating front end of the innovation processes have received growing emphasis as a key element in successful innovation and firm innovativeness. In particular emphasis on the facilitation of an innovation culture in driving innovation performance, a task HR functions are equipped to do, but seldom are involved in. Even though the conditions for this type of study should be present, due to HR being present and often easy to access in most organizations, limited amounts of literature exist within the field of research. However the theoretical contributions co-exist within the two separate domains, and this way we have for too long lacked the fruitful cross-disciplinary dissemination of knowledge. The present study is therefore a contribution to the existing research on the role of HRM on firm innovativeness and the active facilitation of FEI through various HR practices. Finally a model of central HR practices targeted at facilitating FEI is presented, and a number of key propositions are proposed to be tested in the empirical setting of pharmaceutical industries in a further research project.
Bidragets oversatte titelHvordan kan HR understøtte front end innovation og øge firmaers innovationsevne?
TidsskriftEuropean Journal of International Management
Sider (fra-til)488-505
StatusUdgivet - 2014
Eksternt udgivetJa

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