The Impact of Labour Relations on Innovative Output: An Exploration of Firm-Level Data in the Netherlands
5th International Symposium on Management of Technology (ISMOT’07)
4 Pages Posted: 17 Aug 2009 Last revised: 26 Jun 2016
Date Written: May 22, 2007
A growing literature on determinants of innovative performance focuses on factors such as market structure, firm size, (regional and international) knowledge spillovers, R&D collaboration, conditions for appropriation of innovation benefits, and others. This paper contributes to an aspect that is still sparsely explored: The impact of labour relations and Human Resource Management (HRM) practices on a firm’s innovative behaviour. Our empirical findings identify that active HRM policies, including job rotation, performance pay, and high qualification levels of personnel contribute positively to innovative performance.
Keywords: Innovative output, labour relations, HRM practices, external flexiblity, internal flexibility
JEL Classification: J50, J53, J63
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