HR Innovation as a competitive advantage

  • Innovation has been long recognized as a source of competitive advantage. Although human resource (HR) is considered the most valuable asset in today’s firms, how HR innovation enables firms to deliver superior performance remains an area of ambiguity. There is a general consensus that competitive advantage built on human resource innovation is not easily imitable, and therefore vital to the sustainability of firm growth and competitiveness. Yet, the primary focus of both practitioner and academic studies has been on technical (product and process) innovation with little attention paid to non-technical innovation such as HR innovation.

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Author:Polina Ivanova, Natalya Borisova
Document Type:Report
Date of Publication (online):2015/12/14
Publishing Institution:Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm
Release Date:2015/12/17
Tag:human ressources policy; strategic management
human ressources
GND Keyword:Humanvermögen; Humankapital; Personalpolitik; Strategisches Management