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Providing a better work environment for competitive advantage – conceptual considerations linking commitment and firm-specific human resources

Royer, Susanne & Bradley, Lisa M. (2010) Providing a better work environment for competitive advantage – conceptual considerations linking commitment and firm-specific human resources. In Proceedings of : 24th Annual Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference – Managing for Unknowable Futures, ANZAM Conference 2010, Adelaide, Australia.

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Abstract

Managing for uncertain futures is a major concern in the area of strategic management with environmental stability fading and increasing global impacts on local decisions. One critical resource that has attained special interest lies in talented and qualified employees. It is a challenge to motivate such employees to invest in firm-specific assets that may form a valuable basis for competitive advantage. Short term contracts and a lack of care for employees make it hard to establish a committed workforce. The aim of the paper is the elaboration of a conceptual framework showing the links and contributing to a better understanding of how the alignment of interests of employees and firms maybe a valuable contribution to the understanding of competitive advantage.

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ID Code: 39255
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Competitive Advantage, Resource-based View of the Firm, Strategy , Culture
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Human Resources Management (150305)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Organisational Behaviour (150311)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 please consult the authors
Deposited On: 20 Dec 2010 10:25
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2011 00:02

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