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

F. T., Flora CHIANG, Thomas A. BIRTCH, Zhenyao CAI, Yuen Lam BAVIK

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Proceedings
PublisherAcademy of Management
Pages1176-1181
Number of pages6
Volume2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

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Continuous improvement
High performance work systems
Collectivism
Climate
Employees
Predictors
Shopfloor
Work orientation
Workers

Bibliographical note

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

Keywords

  • Continuous Improvement
  • HPWS
  • Work Climate

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CHIANG, F. T. . F., BIRTCH, T. A., CAI, Z., & BAVIK, Y. L. (2015). Continuous improvement : the influence of high performance work systems, work climate, and collectivism. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2015, pp. 1176-1181). Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.205
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Continuous improvement : the influence of high performance work systems, work climate, and collectivism. / CHIANG, F. T., Flora; BIRTCH, Thomas A.; CAI, Zhenyao; BAVIK, Yuen Lam.

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CHIANG FTF, BIRTCH TA, CAI Z, BAVIK YL. Continuous improvement : the influence of high performance work systems, work climate, and collectivism. In Academy of Management Proceedings. Vol. 2015. Academy of Management. 2015. p. 1176-1181 https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2015.205