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Ratio Working Paper No. 242: Uncovering Recruitment as a Strategic Lever for Various Forms of Organizational Capital

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Företagandets villkor, Företagstillväxt, Rekrytering, Robert Demir, Strategi
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Whereas the structuring and growth of the firm have long been central to conceptual development in strategy research, the literature has largely ignored how a fundamental practice such as recruitment can be of strategic importance for the sustenance of the firm’s growth. The present study introduces recruitment as a strategic practice and elaborates on how this practice is crucial in creating and editing social and economic capital of the firm and how this interplays with its growth. It suggests three entrenchments – vertical, horizontal, and lateral – for striking a balance between the firm’s explorative (diversification) and exploitative (specialization) activities for creating and modifying its competence base through strategic recruitment.

Demir, R., Löwstedt, J. & Tienari, J. (2014). Uncovering Recruitment as a Strategic Lever for Various Forms of Organizational Capital. Ratio Working Paper No. 242.

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Ratio Working Paper No. 242: Uncovering Recruitment as a Strategic Lever for Various Forms of Organizational Capital
Working paperPublication
Demir, R., Löwstedt, J. & Tienari, J.
Publication year

2014

Published in

Ratio Working Paper

Abstract

Whereas the structuring and growth of the firm have long been central to conceptual development in strategy research, the literature has largely ignored how a fundamental practice such as recruitment can be of strategic importance for the sustenance of the firm’s growth. The present study introduces recruitment as a strategic practice and elaborates on how this practice is crucial in creating and editing social and economic capital of the firm and how this interplays with its growth. It suggests three entrenchments – vertical, horizontal, and lateral – for striking a balance between the firm’s explorative (diversification) and exploitative (specialization) activities for creating and modifying its competence base through strategic recruitment.

Ratio Working Paper No. 242: Uncovering Recruitment as a Strategic Lever for Various Forms of Organizational Capital
Working paperPublication
Demir, R., Löwstedt, J. & Tienari, J.
Publication year

2014

Published in

Ratio Working Paper

Abstract

Whereas the structuring and growth of the firm have long been central to conceptual development in strategy research, the literature has largely ignored how a fundamental practice such as recruitment can be of strategic importance for the sustenance of the firm’s growth. The present study introduces recruitment as a strategic practice and elaborates on how this practice is crucial in creating and editing social and economic capital of the firm and how this interplays with its growth. It suggests three entrenchments – vertical, horizontal, and lateral – for striking a balance between the firm’s explorative (diversification) and exploitative (specialization) activities for creating and modifying its competence base through strategic recruitment.

Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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