HRM practices, innovativeness and performance: the mediating role of organisational trust
by Riikka Ahteela, Kirsimarja Blomqvist, Kaisu Puumalainen, Ari Jantunen
International Journal of Strategic Change Management (IJSCM), Vol. 2, No. 2/3, 2010

Abstract: A firm can only be competitive if its resources are unique and valuable. Therefore, the good functioning of internal organisation, e.g. human resources and high levels of trust, is considered as a strategic issue and a critical source of innovativeness and performance. The aim of the present pilot study is to analyse the role of trust as a potential mediating factor in the relationship of HRM practices, innovativeness and performance. Based on our preliminary survey data we could not show the mediating role of trust, but we conclude that the model is worth studying further with an extended data set.

Online publication date: Mon, 02-Aug-2010

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