TITLE

Linking Competitive Strategies with Human Resource Management Practices

AUTHOR(S)
Schuler, Randall S.; Jackson, Susan E.
PUB. DATE
August 1987
SOURCE
Academy of Management Executive (08963789);Aug1987, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p207
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The recent attacks on U.S. firms for failing to keep costs down, not maintaining quality, and ignoring innovation are misdirected, given what many firms are doing. Increasingly, these firms are pursuing competitive strategies aimed at cost reduction, quality improvement, and innovation. The goal here is to gain competitive advantage, both domestically and internationally. While the need to match the qualities of top management with the nature of the business has been widely recognized, there has been much less recognition given to the need to manage all employees in the organization with the nature of the business. The authors describe the impact of competitive strategies on all employees by means of a framework that links human resource management (HRM) practices with competitive strategies. They provide examples of the hypothesized relationships among competitive strategies, needed employee role behaviors, and HRM practices, and examine implementation issues.
ACCESSION #
4275740

 

Related Articles

  • Cost containment requires a concerted group effort. Kirkpatrick, Jay // Materials Management in Health Care;Mar2009, Vol. 18 Issue 3, p29 

    The article discusses the concerted group effort needed to make a cost containment. This effort refers to executive support, surgeon and physician support and revisiting ideas that were formerly dismissed. It is stated that a change agent and a leader in the best-in-class cost containment will...

  • Building future leaders. Koury, Fred // Smart Business South Florida;Jul2009, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p4 

    The article discusses the significance of investing on employee training program on building future leaders of businesses. It states that investing on employee training program can be a great way in expecting a great return which can also boost the company's productivity and improvement. The...

  • Twice as nice?  // Builders Merchants Journal;May2008 Independent Merchant, p19 

    The article focuses on the things to consider during business expansion. It cites the advice given by the two executives on having a second branch that focus on the financial situation of the company. It also notes that business expansion can mean cash consuming and major problems ahead....

  • Lean Six Sigma, Innovation, and the Change Acceleration Process Can Work Together. Polk, J. D. // Physician Executive;Jan/Feb2011, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p38 

    The article discusses the adoption of Lean Six Sigma (LSS), along with other medical innovations for an improved health quality, lower costs, and reduced waste. It refers to the change acceleration process model which is seen to go hand-in-hand with LSS for an integration of a health care...

  • UMA ANÁLISE DE INOVAÇÃO A PARTIR DO ESTUDO DA ADOÇÃO E USO DE TECNOLOGIAS DE AGRICULTURA DE PRECISÃO NA INDÚSTRIA SUCROALCOOLEIRA PAULISTA. Cirani, Claudia Brito Silva; Moraes, Marcia Azanha Ferraz Dias; Pêssoa, Leonel Cesarino; Silva, Dirceu da // Revista de Administração e Inovação - RAI;out-dez2010, Vol. 7 Issue 4, p186 

    Technologies of Precision Agriculture (PA) have already been implemented in Brazilian plantations, generating an increase of productive techniques, crucial to guarantying the country's supremacy in agricultural production. However, there remain no studies concerning the intensity of PA...

  • Using Metrics To Create A Six Sigma Hiring Process. Adler, Lou // Business Credit;Nov/Dec2006, Vol. 108 Issue 10, p57 

    The article focuses on the creating of metrics for the development of a Six Sigma hiring process. The author contends that using reporting metrics is significant in most recruiting departments. It provides insight on daily events and anticipates on what will happen tomorrow. Other classes of...

  • THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT TO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. NICA, ELVIRA // Economics, Management & Financial Markets;Dec2013, Vol. 8 Issue 4, p166 

    This paper discusses the major trends in scholarship about the role of HRM in strategic management, the migration of health workers, human resource professionals' attempt to deliver high-quality health care to citizens, and the importance of human resources in the health care industry. The...

  • The Art of Sustained Growth for your Business.  // Business NH Magazine;Jan2008, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p4 

    The article offers tips on how to maintain business growth. Hiring employees with great and bright ideas on marketing and sales will determine the potential growth of the business. Considering and engaging to new marketing strategy can help business owners and executives in facing the risk of...

  • Linking Growth Strategy to HR Strategy. Masakatsu Mori // Tokyo Journal;2014, Vol. 33 Issue 275, p93 

    The author discusses the need for Japanese companies to connect their growth strategy to their human resources (HR) strategy in order to achieve global business growth. Topics addressed include factors contributing to Japanese companies' loss of global market share, Japan's low gross domestic...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics