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Firm-level innovation activity, employee turnover and HRM practices: Evidence from Chinese firms

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  • Tor Eriksson
  • Zhihua Qin, Renmin University of China, China
  • Wenjing Wang, Denmark
This paper examines the relationship between employee turnover, HRM practices and innovation in Chinese firms in five high technology sectors. We estimate hurdle negative binomial models for count data on survey data allowing for analyses of the extensive as well as intensive margins of firms' innovation activities. Innovation is measured both by the number of ongoing projects and new commercialized products. The results show that higher R&D employee turnover is associated with a higher probability of being innovative, but decreases the intensity of innovation activities in innovating firms. Innovating firms are more likely to have adopted high performance HRM practices, and the impact of employee turnover varies with the number of HRM practices implemented by the firm
Original languageEnglish
JournalChina Economic Review
Pages (from-to)583-597
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Research areas

  • Innovation, HRM practices, Employee turnover

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