How to realize strategy and build competitive advantage through your people: increase resource heterogeneity; decrease resource mobility

Paul J. Davis (Business School, Kazakh British Technical University, Almaty, Kazakhstan)

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

The paper aims to provide practical suggestions to practitioners of human resources (HR) that show how employees can be a source of competitive advantage for the firm.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper is based on earlier research and practical experience.

Findings

That resource-based theory can be practically applied to HR management to develop employees to be a source of competitive advantage.

Practical implications

This paper provides HR practitioners with concrete examples to improve practice and work strategically for the benefit of employees and the wider firm.

Originality/value

This paper shows how a theory of strategy translates into everyday practice for HR practitioners.

Keywords

Citation

Davis, P.J. (2017), "How to realize strategy and build competitive advantage through your people: increase resource heterogeneity; decrease resource mobility", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 7-9. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-01-2017-0019

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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