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Improving people capability of project-based organisations: A study of the change of HRM in two engineering-intensive firms.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2918-2341
2010 (English)In: International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, ISSN 1740-2891, E-ISSN 1740-2905, Vol. 2, no 4, 328-360 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper contributes to the research into HRM in project-based organisations. Drawing on a capabilities perspective on project-based organisations, the paper elaborates on a conceptual framework for people capability of project-based organisations. This framework is used for a comparative analysis of the efforts made by two engineering-intensive, project-based organisations to change their people management systems in order to improve their people capability. The comparison demonstrates important activities that the firms undertake to improve their people capability, and it also indicates similarities and differences that are discussed based on the framework. Finally, the paper discusses suggestions for future research.

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InderScience Publishers, 2010. Vol. 2, no 4, 328-360 p.
Keyword [en]
people capability; project-based organisations; human resource management; HRM; organisational capabilities; project capabilities; engineering-intensive firms; people management systems; Sweden; Tetra Pak; food processing; Saab Aerosystems; aerospace industry; airborne systems; project organisation; project management.
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-114300DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2010.035872ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84873436366OAI: diva2:789013
Available from: 2015-02-17 Created: 2015-02-17 Last updated: 2016-09-28Bibliographically approved

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