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Can Human Resource Management be a Source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage for an Organisation during a Recessionary Period?

Tyndall, Erica (2012) Can Human Resource Management be a Source of Sustainable Competitive Advantage for an Organisation during a Recessionary Period? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

This research paper explores the impact that HRM, as a source of competitive advantage (CA), can have on an organisation. Moreover, this research endeavours to determine if organisations can utilise their Human Resource (HR) functions as sources of sustainable competitive advantage (SCA) in this current economic climate. The potential significance of this for organisations, if they were to create or use their HR Department and turn it into a source of CA, is that their competitors and rivals would be unable to replicate what they had achieved. Each person in any organisation is the human factor. Their past experiences, their skills and knowledge make them unique. This research was developed on this thinking and progressed into employing the HR function as a source of CA given that, in a recessionary period, a company needs all the advantages it can have, particularly internal ones, so as to have an edge over competitors in their industry.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Competition > Competitive Advantage
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Economic Recession
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management > Human Resource Management
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Arts in Human Resource Management
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 16 May 2013 13:46
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2013 16:51
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/787

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