IRMA-International.org: Creator of Knowledge
Information Resources Management Association
Advancing the Concepts & Practices of Information Resources Management in Modern Organizations

Human Capital Management for the Improvement of Competitiveness in Firms

Human Capital Management for the Improvement of Competitiveness in Firms
View Sample PDF
Author(s): Knut Ingar Westeren (Nord-Trøndelag University College, Norway)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 18
Source title: Operations and Service Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3909-4.ch078

Purchase

View Human Capital Management for the Improvement of Competitiveness in Firms on the publisher's website for pricing and purchasing information.

Abstract

Human capital management has been viewed as a necessity to acquire and maintain a sustainable competitive advantage for firms since modern management theory emerged. In this chapter we will first give an overview of how knowledge capital can be linked to the competitive situation of companies. Then we will focus more specifically on how knowledge capital can be measured. We will use the MERITUM framework to measure how different aspects of the knowledge of the employees contribute to the competitiveness of the company. In the empirical part we will show a case study of how this analysis and measurement can be done. From the empirical study we find that the knowledge transfer process is the most important single factor to enhance competitiveness.

Related Content

Anna Piekarczyk. © 2020. 17 pages.
Nick Chandler. © 2020. 18 pages.
Mihaela Preskar, Simona Šarotar Žižek. © 2020. 19 pages.
Jelena Nikolić, Dejana Zlatanović. © 2020. 26 pages.
Tjaša Štrukelj, Matjaž Mulej, Simona Sternad Zabukovšek. © 2020. 21 pages.
Vojko Potocan, Niksa Alfirevic, Zlatko Nedelko. © 2020. 26 pages.
Rainhart Lang, Irma Rybnikova. © 2020. 23 pages.
Body Bottom