Presenting an evaluation model of human resource management’s effect on corporate entrepreneurship

Date11 July 2016
Publication Date11 July 2016
AuthorBabak Ziyae
SubjectStrategy,Business ethics,Sustainability
Presenting an evaluation
model of human resource
managements effect on
corporate entrepreneurship
Babak Ziyae
Faculty of Entrepreneurship, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Purpose The purpose of this paper is to clarify the attention to the elements of human resource
strategic management that can promote motivation of employees of knowledge-based institutions for
developing corporate entrepreneurship.
Design/methodology/approach This study is considered as an empirical one in terms of
objective, and its research methodology is descriptive-correlative type. More specifically, structural
equation modeling was used for data analysis.
Findings The findings demonstrate that promotion of skill and knowledge levels of people, as an
operational strategy in the development of human resource in knowledge-based institutions, increases
the demand for job promotion and enhances employeesmotivation in corporate entrepreneurship.
On the other hand, organizational culture moderate the relationship between human resource
management and corporate entrepreneurship.
Originality/value This paper fulfills an identified need to study the relationship between human
resource management and corporate entrepreneurship. The manuscript creates a paradigm for future
studies of the evolution of corporate entrepreneurship and human resource management.
Keywords Organizational culture, Human resource management, Corporate entrepreneurship,
Administrative factors, Empowering, Motivational factors
Paper type Research paper
1. Introduction
In recent years, increasing interest is given to human resource management. By the end
of modernization, todays communities witness an evolved, information-oriented world.
By formation of knowledge-based organizations and application of highly skilled
workforces, human resource management, per se, has turned into a new challenge in the
field of strategic management. Currently, with the expansion of literature in the area of
strategic development, it is taken as the most important factor in the growth and
development of every organization. Knowledge-based organizations, such as
professional service firms, automatically tend to hire highly skilled and
knowledgeable individuals. Those firms produce, distribute, and use knowledge and
information as their competitive advantage. They look at their human resource as the
main factor and driver of the corporate entrepreneurship. Knowledge-based
institutions require high performance work systems that are able to produce plenty
of competitive advantages, economically and statistically (Becker and Huselid, 1998;
Combs et al., 2006).
The previous studies acknowledge the fact that the companys performance in
handling human resource is important in following regards (Becker and Huselid, 1998):
(1) employment and workforce selection systems in compliance with the firms
approved competitive strategy;
World Journal of
Entrepreneurship, Management
and Sustainable Development
Vol. 12 No. 3, 2016
pp. 228-242
©Emerald Group Publishing Limited
DOI 10.1108/WJEMSD- 03-2016-0013
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