Title: Supporting innovation through HRM practices - importance of motivation

Authors: Dagmara Lewicka

Addresses: AGH University of Science and Technology, Al. Mickiewicza 30, 31–059 Krakow, Poland

Abstract: This paper analyses the impact of HRM practices on innovation of an enterprise. It demonstrates that creation of pro-innovative attitudes in an organisation takes place at each stage of the personnel process. The research has been carried out in four enterprises: two operating on the global market and two locally in Poland. Special attention has been paid to the issue of motivating for innovative activities. The last part of the paper concerns motivating employees of the so-called 'Y Generation'.

Keywords: human resources policy; HRM practices; innovation; employee motivation; Generation Y; learning; human resource management; Poland.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.055525

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.14 No.2, pp.217 - 240

Published online: 31 Jul 2013 *

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