Enhancing knowledge exchange and combination through HR practices: reflexivity as a translation process

Monks, Kathy, Conway, Edel, Fu, Na, Bailey, Katie, Kelly, Grainne and Hannon, Enda (2016) Enhancing knowledge exchange and combination through HR practices: reflexivity as a translation process. Human Resource Management Journal, 26 (3). pp. 304-320. ISSN 0954-5395

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Abstract

Knowledge-intensive firms (KIFs) need to encourage their employees to engage in knowledge exchange and combination (KEC) so as to create the new knowledge that is core to their success. Human resource management (HRM) has the potential to play a key role in encouraging KEC but relatively little is known about the microprocesses through which HRM and KEC are linked. Based on a sample of 498 knowledge workers in 14 KIFs in the pharmaceutical and ICT sectors in Ireland and the UK, this study focuses on the knowledge workers themselves and their perceptions of how HR practices influence KEC. In so doing, we drill down into the micro-foundations of the proposed linkages between HRM and knowledge creation, proffering reflexivity as a translation process in understanding these linkages.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business > HF5549 Personnel management. Employment management
Depositing User: Katie Bailey
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2016 08:37
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2017 05:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/59733

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Project NameSussex Project NumberFunderFunder Ref
Bilateral Ireland: Knowledge-intensive Firms in the UK and Ireland: Influences, Strategies and SkillsUnsetESRCRES-062-23-1183