People Management and innovation in Ireland
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M. Hefferenan, Harney, B., Cafferkey, K. and Dundon, T. 2008, 'People Management and Innovation in Ireland', People Management and Innovation in Ireland, CISC Working Series Research Paper No: 27, Centre for Innovation and Structural Change (CISC), National University of Ireland, Galway.
The People Management and Innovation survey reports findings from 165 of the top performing organisations in Ireland. The picture that emerges from the analysis suggests a moderate to low take-up of a full-blown High Performance Work System model; a finding that is similar to other comparable international studies showing the low overall incidence of strategic bundles of HRM (Blasi and Kruse 2006; Kersely et al, 2006). Nonetheless, we find support for the argument that High Performance Work Systems (HPWS) impact positively upon a number of performance outcomes i.e. organisational performance, HR performance, employee effort and innovation