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By Cees van Beers, Roland Ortt, Robert Verburg, A. Kleinknecht

A wealthy evaluate of present examine on determinants of leading edge behaviour. it's a specific paintings because it illuminates those from various views resembling, economics, administration and psychology. utilizing numerous tools of study, it indicates what particular determinants are main in explaining company functionality on innovation.

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The items and categories were drawn from the existing literature (see, for example, Becker and Gerhart, 1996; Dyer and Reeves, 1995; Guest and Hoque, 1994; Pfeffer, 1994, 1998; Wood and Albanese, 1995) rather than from a specific a priori definition of HRM. However, most of the HRM literature pertains to large firms and the pilot interviews revealed that HRM practices such as ‘employment security/internal labour market’, and ‘single status and harmonization’ were not generally applicable to small firms and were thus not included.

M. Nadin Gray and C. Clegg (2002) ‘Exploring Human Resource Management Practices in Small and Medium Sized Enterprises’, Personnel Review, 31: 5/6, pp. 671–92. Chandler, G. N. and G. M.

The ‘no redundancy’ guarantee is introduced to reinforce the psychological contract that such gains will not be used to benefit management to the detriment of the employee. Trust is also important for companies in their dealings with other firms – whether suppliers, customers or competitors. It facilitates cooperation, which also tends to be associated with the propensity to innovate. 34 Internal Organization Thus while this chapter has focused on management practices within the firm, the HR practices analysed, and the outcomes of improved levels of commitment and trust, may also have broader implications in facilitating and enhancing cooperation across organizations as well as within them.

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