High-performance human resource practices and firm performance: the mediating role of employees’ competencies and the moderating role of climate for creativity

Emmy van Esch, Liqun WEI, Flora CHIANG*

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Abstract

Drawing on the resource- and competency-based view, this paper examines the relationship between high-performance human resource (HR) practices and firm performance. Using a sample of 189 firms in mainland China, a positive relationship between high-performance HR practices and firm performance was found that was partially mediated by employees’ competencies. We also found the organisational climate for creativity to strengthen such relationship. The implications and future directions of these findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1683-1708
Number of pages26
JournalInternational Journal of Human Resource Management
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2018

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

User-Defined Keywords

  • climate for creativity
  • employee competencies
  • firm performance
  • High-performance HR practices

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