Understanding the link between HRM and innovation in SMEs through a multi-level approach

Purpose From a relational perspective, this research aims to answer the following question: How can human resource management ({HRM}) and innovation in small and medium-sized enterprises ({SMEs}) be articulated at different levels through gift/counter–gift relationships? Design/methodology/approach The authors' longitudinal and exploratory study was conducted in an innovative {SME} that constitutes an “emblematic” case. The data were gathered from diverse sources: 2 life stories, 21 semi-structured interviews, observations and documentary analyses. Findings The results provide a dynamic view of the relationship between {HRM} and innovation through multi-level analysis. The authors consequently propose a three-step process: freeing up, mobilizing and rethinking gifts. Originality/value This article examines how to articulate {HRM} and innovation in {SMEs} through gift/counter-gift theory. This relationship is analyzed from a relational and multi-level perspective.

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Titre
Understanding the link between HRM and innovation in SMEs through a multi-level approach
Type de publication
Article de revue
Année de publication
2023
Revue
Employee Relations: The International Journal
Volume
ahead-of-print
ISSN
0142-5455
Soumis le 24 novembre 2023