Title: The effectiveness of HRM and KM in innovation performance: a literature review and research agenda

Authors: Chee-Hoong Lam, Peter Sin-Howe Tan, Chee-Yang Fong, Yin-Kuan Ng, Keng-Boon Ooi

Addresses: Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia. ' Faculty of Business and Finance, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat 31900, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to develop a conceptual framework to examine the relationships among human resource management (HRM), knowledge management (KM) and innovation performance (IP). The background of HRM, KM and theory of IP serve as a starting-point in developing the conceptual framework. This paper fills the gap in the current literature by providing senior managers of manufacturing or service industry who want to evaluate an innovation performance competency. Senior managers can concentrate their efforts on practices that show the most promising influence for establishing competitive innovation performance capabilities by developing a deeper comprehension of the association between HRM and KM.

Keywords: human resource management; HRM; knowledge management; KM; innovation performance; conceptual frameworks; senior managers; manufacturing industry; service industries; competency; competitive innovation; performance capabilities; learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2011.040534

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2011 Vol.9 No.4, pp.339 - 351

Published online: 02 Jun 2011 *

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