Intellectual Capital–Enhancing HR, Absorptive Capacity, and Innovation

Christine Soo, Amy Tian, Stephen T.T. Teo, John Cordery

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Abstract

This study investigates the role of intellectual capital (i.e., human, social, and organization capital)-enhancing human resource (HR) practices in the development of a firm's absorptive capacity, as well as the mediating role of absorptive capacity in its relationship to the firm's innovation performance. Results show that while human capital-enhancing HR (acquisition and developmental HR) is positively related to absorptive capacity, social capital-enhancing HR affects absorptive capacity through egalitarian HR practices. Organization capital-enhancing HR practices contribute to absorptive capacity through effective information systems. Finally, our findings confirm that the various intellectual capital-enhancing HR practices affect innovation performance through their impact on the firm's absorptive capacity. (c) 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431-454
Number of pages24
JournalHuman Resource Management
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017

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Innovation
Personnel
Economics
Organizations
Human resources
Absorptive capacity
Information systems
Information Systems
Human resource practices
Intellectual capital
Innovation performance

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Soo, Christine ; Tian, Amy ; Teo, Stephen T.T. ; Cordery, John. / Intellectual Capital–Enhancing HR, Absorptive Capacity, and Innovation. In: Human Resource Management. 2017 ; Vol. 56, No. 3. pp. 431-454.
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