Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Management

Title

How effective human resource management promotes corporate entrepreneurship: evidence from China

Language

English

Abstract

© 2014, © 2014 Taylor & Francis. Strategic human resource management (SHRM) represents a set of HRM practices that are aligned with firm strategies. The relationship between SHRM and organizational performance has been extensively examined; however, whether and how SHRM influences corporate entrepreneurship remains unknown. Based on the resource-based perspective, this study examined a model linking SHRM with corporate entrepreneurship. The importance of HRM people's political skill for a firm's development of devolved management through SHRM implementation was also examined. Data from a survey of 201 Chinese manufacturing firms confirm a significant relationship between SHRM and corporate entrepreneurship and that the relationship is partially mediated by a devolved management style. The relationship between SHRM and devolved management was shown to be stronger for firms with more politically skillful HRM people.

Keywords

corporate entrepreneurship, devolved management, political skill, strategic human resource management

Publication Date

2014

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Volume

26

Issue

12

Start Page

1586

End Page

1601

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

DOI

10.1080/09585192.2014.953973

ISSN (print)

09585192

ISSN (electronic)

14664399

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