Title

Perceived organisational climate, knowledge transfer and innovation in China-based research and development companies

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

International Journal of Human Resource Management

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

22

Issue

1

First Page

34

Last Page

56

Keywords

China-based R&D companies, Individual innovation, Organizational climate

Abstract

In this study, we integrate three concepts: perceived organisational climate, knowledge transfer and individual innovation. Relationships of organisational climate with innovation have been studied mainly in Western countries. We test three sets of hypotheses that compare two groups of Chinese research and development (R&D) professionals: those working for Chinese companies (CCs) and those working for China-based subsidiaries of US companies (ACs). The findings support two conclusions: (1) organisational climate constructs show relevance in China and (2) company origin matters: the two groups of Chinese professionals show somewhat different patterns of climate-knowledge transfer-innovation relationships.

DOI

10.1080/09585192.2011.538967

Print ISSN

09585192

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Recommended Citation

Zhang, Y., & Begley, T. M. (2011). Perceived organisational climate, knowledge transfer and innovation in China-based research and development companies. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(1), 34-56. doi:10.1080/09585192.2011.538967

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