Human Resource Based Theories of Strategy


The concept explores the discussion begun by Resource-based theorists who argue that human assets can be a source of sustainable advantage. It further discusses the benefits and limitations of these theories.

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Human Resource Based Theories of Strategy

Human Resource Based Theories of Strategy Definition

Human resource based theories of strategy emphasise the people element in strategy development and highlight the motivation, politics and cultures of organisations and the desires of individuals (Lynch, 2006).

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  • Bishop, J., Bouchlaghem, D., Glass, J. and Matsumoto, I. (2008) Ensuring the Effectiveness of a Knowledge Management Initiative. Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 12(4), pp. 16-29.
  • Boxall, P. (2003) HR Strategy and Competitive Advantage in the Service Sector. Human Resource Management Journal, Vol. 13(3), pp. 5-20.
  • Burnes, B. (2009) Managing Change. (5th Ed.) Pearson Education, Essex, UK.
  • Burke, R.J. and Cooper, C.L. (Eds.) (2005) Reinventing Human Resource Management: Challenges and New Directions. Routledge, New York.

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