1. you will find below some references of studies (and please add some references that you think is now and related the subject) and I need you to critique them according the role and practice of HRM and implication of innovation.
2. Conway and Steward (2009) argue if the size of the organization is larger and it has a large number of staff organized in small units based on activities such as marketing and production, barriers may be created preventing boundary spanning (p. 246). In contrast, Arad, Hanson, and Schneider (1997) reveal there is no direct relationship between the size of the organization and innovation, and the size of the organization does not prevent or facilitate innovation. But I think there is a strong relationship if the companies are big the fund and they have attractive rewarding system, people now days rely on social network to communicate and they spend a lot of money on R&D So I will compare with other companies to prove my assumption.
3. almost all study including: (Arad, Hanson, and Schneider, 1997) (Shipton, West, and Dawson, 2006), Jiang, Wang, and Zhao (2012) , test five practices of HRM including: reward, training, appraisal, teamwork and hiring. However, I will examine or test job design.
Because the question stat with how the it may take qualitative and some case studies and the method might be mix method.
Arad, S., Hanson, M., and Schneider, R. (1997). ‘A framework for the study of relationships between organizational characteristics and organizational innovation’, The Journal of Creative Behavior, 31(1), pp. 42-58.
Conway, S. and Steward, F. (2009).Managing and shaping innovation. New York: Oxford University Press.
Jiang, J., Wang, S. and Zhao, S. (2012). ‘Does HRM facilitate employee creativity and organizational innovation? A study of Chinese firms’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23(19), pp. 4025-4047
Jiménez-Jiménez, D. and Sanz-Valle, R. (2008). Could HRM support organizational innovation?’, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(7), pp. 1208-1221.
Martins, E. and Terblanche, F. (2003). ‘Building organisational culture that stimulates creativity and innovation’, European Journal of Innovation Management, 6(1), pp. 64-74.
Shipton, H., West, M. A., Dawson, J., Birdi, K., and Patterson, M. (2006). ‘HRM as a predictor of innovation’, Human Resource Management Journal, 16(1), pp. 3-27.
West, M. and Farr, J. (1990). Innovation and creativity at work. Chichester, England: Wiley.
Zhou, J. and George, J.M. (2003). Awakening Employee Creativity: The role of leader emotional intelligence. ‘Leadership Quarterly.’ 14, pp.545-568
References for Mehodology
Bryman, A. and Bell, E. (2011) Business research methods. 3rd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Eisenhardt, K.M. and Graebner, M.E. (2007) ‘Theory building from cases: Opportunities and challenges’, Academy of Management Journal, 50(1), pp. 25-32.
Gibbert, M., Ruigrok, W., and Wicki, B. (2008) ‘What passes as a rigorous case study?’, Strategic Management Journal, 29(13), pp. 1465-1474.
Siggelkow, N. (2007) ‘Persuasion with case studies’, Academy of Management Journal, 50(1), pp. 20-24.
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