Title

Aligning global organization human capital needs and global supply-chain strategies

Date of this Version

1-1-2013

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

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Harvey, M., Fisher, R., McPhail, R., & Moeller, M.(2013). Aligning global organization human capital needs and global supply-chain strategies. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 51(1), 4-21.

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2013 HERDC Submission. FoR code: 150309

© Copyright, The Australian Human Resources Institute, 2012

ISSN

1038-4111

Abstract

Globalization of business has had a profound impact on organizations. The focus of management has shifted from a domestic one to a more complex understanding of how to compete effectively in the global marketplace. One element that has accentuated the need for managers to develop a global mindset is in the area of global supply-chain management. The need to modify and update the type of manager needed to manage global interorganizational relationships effectively has arrived. This theoretical research examines the growing importance of having the appropriate human resource management (HRM) processes to select, train, and retain competent global supply-chain managers. In addressing the human resource dimensions of successful global supply-chain management the growing importance of HRM in the management of supply chains is presented as a combination of resource-based (e.g. internal), market-based (e.g. external) and dynamic capabilities perspectives. In addition, selection, training and assessing the new ‘breed’ of global supply-chain managers is explored.

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