Title

Continuous improvement : the influence of high performance work systems, work climate, and collectivism

Document Type

Conference paper

Source Publication

Academy of Management Proceedings

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Volume

2015

First Page

1176

Last Page

1181

Publisher

Academy of Management

Keywords

Continuous Improvement, HPWS, Work Climate

Abstract

This study examined the predictors of employees' continuous improvement behavior as well as why and when the process affecting continuous improvement is attenuated or enhanced. More specifically, using a sample of 2,470 shop-floor workers, we found that high performance work systems predicted continuous improvement. We further found that this relationship was mediated by work climate. Additionally, we found that individuals' collectivistic orientation strengthened work climate's effect on continuous improvement. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.

DOI

10.5465/AMBPP.2015.205

Publisher Statement

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Additional Information

Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM 2015) during August 7-11, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Language

English

Recommended Citation

Chiang, F. F. T., Birtch, T., Cai, Z., & Bavik, Y. L. (2015). Continuous improvement: The influence of high performance work systems, work climate, and collectivism. In Academy of Management Proceedings (pp. 1176-1181). Academy of Management. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.205

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