Organizational career growth and high-performance work systems: The roles of job crafting and organizational innovation climate

Rentao Miao, Jia Yu, Nikolaos Bozionelos*, Georgios Bozionelos

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This study focused on the relationship of employees’ career growth with High-Performance Work Systems (HPWS), how and the conditions under which HPWS enhance organizational career growth. It considered job crafting as part of the mechanism, the idea being that employees actively exploit the resources provided and demands imposed by HPWS to craft their jobs. Using a multi-level, three-wave time-lagged design with 663 employees and 67 human resource managers from 67 companies, we found that (a) organization-level HPWS were positively related to individual employees’ career growth; (b) task and relational job crafting mediated the relationship; (c) the organizational innovation climate moderated the relationship between organization-level HPWS and job crafting; and (d) the moderating effect had an impact on employees’ career growth through job crafting. The implications of the study for the advancement of knowledge and practice are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article number103879
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Early online date18 May 2023
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2023
Externally publishedYes

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