Firm-level Innovation Activity, Employee Turnover and HRM Practices – Evidence from Chinese Firms
AbstractThis paper examines the relationship between employee turnover, HRM practices and innovation in Chinese firms in five high technology sectors. We estimate hurdle negative binomial models for count data on survey data allowing for analyses of the extensive as well as intensive margins of firms’ innovation activities. Innovation is measured both by the number of ongoing projects and new commercialized products. The results show that higher R&D employee turnover is associated with a higher probability of being innovative, but decreases the intensity of innovation activities in innovating firms. Innovating firms are more likely to have adopted high performance HRM practices, and the impact of employee turnover varies with the number of HRM practices implemented by the firm.
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Innovation; HRM Practices; Employee Turnover;
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- L22 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Organization and Market Structure
- M50 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting - - Personnel Economics - - - General
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2014-03-08 (All new papers)
- NEP-BEC-2014-03-08 (Business Economics)
- NEP-CSE-2014-03-08 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2014-03-08 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-HRM-2014-03-08 (Human Capital & Human Resource Management)
- NEP-INO-2014-03-08 (Innovation)
- NEP-KNM-2014-03-08 (Knowledge Management & Knowledge Economy)
- NEP-PPM-2014-03-08 (Project, Program & Portfolio Management)
- NEP-SBM-2014-03-08 (Small Business Management)
- NEP-TID-2014-03-08 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
- NEP-TRA-2014-03-08 (Transition Economics)
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