This paper aims to clarify the factors that affect the formation of organizational human capital competitive advantage (OHCCA) and construct its structural dimensions.
This research method adopted grounded theory using 20 interviews of managers from 10 companies. Relevant literature was reviewed to conduct open coding, Axial coding and selective coding to ensure OHCCA concept and dimensions.
Studies have shown that OHCCA formation of results from investment and collaboration of three levels: organization, teams and departments and employees. OHCCA formation is composed of three dimensions of organizational human capital investment: planning, practice and stock.
This research enriches the organizational human capital and competitive advantage theories.
The practical significance is to provide theoretical and practical guidance for organizations in creating OHCCAs.
This research is the first to propose and define the OHCCA concept and construct a three-dimensional structure model. Furthermore, this research has revealed the leading factors that affect OHCCA's formation process.
Thanks to the National Social Science Fund of China (17BGL111) for its support for this project.
Guo, W. and Chen, M. (2021), "Construction of structural dimensions of organizational human capital competitive advantage", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-07-2020-0223
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