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

Monks, Kathy, Conway, Edel, Fu, Na orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2507-0585, Bailey, Catherine, Kelly, Gráinne 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

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 micro-processes 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 (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:HR practices; reflexivity; knowledge exchange and combination learning; task interdependence; knowledge workers
Subjects:Business > Personnel management
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12108
Copyright Information:© 2016 Wiley
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Economic and Social Research Council. Grant Number: RES‐062‐23‐1183
ID Code:23851
Deposited On:18 Oct 2019 12:30 by Edel Conway . Last Modified 21 Feb 2023 11:31

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