Department of Management
How effective human resource management promotes corporate entrepreneurship: evidence from China
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.
corporate entrepreneurship, devolved management, political skill, strategic human resource management
Source Publication Title
International Journal of Human Resource Management
Taylor & Francis
Link to Publisher's Edition
Tang, Guiyao, Li-Qun Wei, Ed Snape, and Ying Chu Ng. "How effective human resource management promotes corporate entrepreneurship: evidence from China." International Journal of Human Resource Management 26.12 (2014): 1586-1601.