The need to accumlate human capital across levels of export intensity : activating resources that are increasingly difficult to mobilise
Rodwell, John and Teo, Stephen T.T. 2003, The need to accumlate human capital across levels of export intensity : activating resources that are increasingly difficult to mobilise, Research and practice in human resource management, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 17-31.
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Research and practice in human resource management
Curtin University of Technology, School of Management
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With increasing levels of export intensity, firms begin to face new demands. The first set of resources brought to bear on the issues, and those resources that are most quickly mobilised, are the employees. Indeed, higher levels of exporting require activating relatively less mobile resources through the building of organisational structures and mechanisms for managing repositories of knowledge (particularly organisational specialisation and selectively hiring appropriately skilled staff). This paper explores the management of human capital across different levels of export activity in Australian manufacturing firms. Analyses were based on 90 Australian-headquartered manufacturing exporters that responded to a survey. Overall, the results support the notion that firms need to accumulate knowledge as they internationalise. These results are discussed in terms of their consequences for HRM practices.
Field of Research
150305 Human Resources Management
Socio Economic Objective
970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
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