Organizational Clustering and HRM: Are they the Effective Tools for Company Performance Improvement?

By Nibedita Saha and Drahomira Pavelkova.

Published by The Organization Collection

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In the era of globalization and industrialization companies are lagging behind to enhance their performance and to keep pace with the ever changing world. This paper discusses the idea of clustering as a tool for increasing companies’ performance under globalized in conditions. The development of organizational clusters seems to promise one of the answers to the challenges created by increased international competition and the growing importance of innovation in the knowledge economy. Clusters of interrelated firms can be an important source of competitive advantage and active membership in a cluster can lead to increase the performance of individual firms. There are several fields of co-operation among firms in the clusters. Human resources, their availability to the companies and the improvement of their qualifications, represent one of the most important areas for co-operation within the clusters. This paper tries to reveal how companies will keep on going forward to maintain their performance in this high-tech competition in association with their cluster and efficient manpower. Finally, the results concerning HRM in clusters using the authors’ own survey based on interviews of cluster managers in different countries are discussed.

Keywords: Cluster, Competitive Advantage, Globalization, Human Resource Management (HRM)

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 8, Issue 5, pp.31-42. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 963.122KB).

Nibedita Saha

Doctoral Student, Faculty of Management and Economics (FaME), Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic

Nibedita Saha is working as a doctoral student at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Management and Economics(FaME). She did her graduation in Sociology (Specialization) from Calcutta University, India. Her professional qualification is PGDBA which is equivalent to MBA from AICTE, India in HRM. And her second MBA from Maastricht School of Management (MsM), Netherlands in Corporate Strategy and Economic Policy (CSEP). Her area of research work is on Cluster and Performance Management. The main aim of her work is to focus on how Cluster and HRM can enhance the competitive advantage of a firm. She has some publications one in an international journal and some in an international conference proceedings. Besides she has keen interest in writing poem, dancing and music.

Drahomira Pavelkova

Dean, Director Department of finance and Accounting, Faculty of Management and Economics (FaME), Department of Finance and Accounting, Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Zlin, Czech Republic

Drahomira Pavelkova is working as an associated professor at Tomas Bata University in Zlin, Faculty of Management and Economics (FaME). She is a dean of the faculty and a head of the Department of Finance and Accounting. Her areas of professional work and interest cover strategic management, clusters, corporate finance, performance management/measurement, corporate valuation and benchmarking. She presents papers on national and international conferences and published 1 monography, 2 chapters in books, 22 articles in journals, 53 contributions in conference proceedings and 8 textbooks. She has managed several research and educational projects. Drahomira Pavelkova is a member of Society of Plastics Engineers (from 2001), Strategic Management Society (from 2006), The Competitiveness Institute (from 2006), and Society for Global Business and Economic Development (from 2007).On different study visits she spent time abroad in Japan, USA, United Kingdom, France, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Portugal and Belgium.


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