Toward Developing Human Resource Management Systems for Knowledge-Intensive Teamwork

Susan E. Jackson, Chih Hsun Chuang, Erika E. Harden, Yuan Jiang

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Abstract

Building on the resource-based view of the firm and complex systems theory, we argue that the effective utilization of knowledge-intensive teamwork (KITwork) can be a source of sustained competitive advantage for firms that pursue a variety of strategies and compete in a variety of industries. KITwork is a multi-dimensional, multi-level social process that promotes knowledge flows within and between organizations. Through KITwork, the knowledge resources of individual employees are transformed into a capability that contributes to the effectiveness of knowledge-based organizations. After introducing and explaining the concept of KITwork, we explore the challenges that organizations must address in order to design HRM systems that support and facilitate KITwork.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
EditorsJoseph Martocchio
Pages27-70
Number of pages44
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

Publication series

NameResearch in Personnel and Human Resources Management
Volume25
ISSN (Print)0742-7301

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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