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    When the fit between HR practices backfires:Exploring the interaction effects between rewardsfor and appraisal of knowledge behaviours oninnovation


    Andreeva, Tatiana and Vanhala, Mika and Sergeeva, Anastasia and Ritala, Paavo and Kianto, Aino (2017) When the fit between HR practices backfires:Exploring the interaction effects between rewardsfor and appraisal of knowledge behaviours oninnovation. Human Resource Management Journal, 27 (2). pp. 209-227. ISSN 0954-5395

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    Abstract

    This paper explores the idea that well-aligned HR practices may produce varied and even negative effects oninnovation performance. To do so, we examine the interaction effect between rewards for and appraisal ofknowledge behaviours on radical and incremental innovation outcomes. Drawing on the insights from thestrategic HRM literature on the internal fit between HR practices, as well as the developments of the knowledgegovernance approach, we argue that rewards and appraisal applied together produce a setting that is conducivefor deepening existing knowledge bases, but hindering for more distant and diverse knowledge search.Empirical test of these hypotheses using the data from 259 Finnish companies lends partial support for thisargument. Intensive usage of appraisal of knowledge behaviours reduces the positive impact that rewards forsuch behaviours have on radical innovation. At the same time, rewards and appraisal do not intensify eachother’s effect on incremental innovation.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: incremental innovation; radical innovation; complementarity; reward; appraisal;knowledge management;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 11062
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12133
    Depositing User: Tatiana Andreeva
    Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2019 14:40
    Journal or Publication Title: Human Resource Management Journal
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
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