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Competitive advantage through people

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Competitive advantage through people

unleashing the power of the work force

by Jeffrey Pfeffer

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Published by Harvard Business School Press in Boston, Mass .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Personnel management -- United States.,
    • Organizational behavior -- United States.,
    • Competition -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [255]-272) and index.

      StatementJeffrey Pfeffer.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHF5549.2.U5 P5 1994
      The Physical Object
      Paginationix, 281 p. ;
      Number of Pages281
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1416999M
      ISBN 100875844138
      LC Control Number93026599

      "Competitive Advantage Through People" explores why - despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success - firms continue to attach little importance to their workers. The answer, argues Pfeffer, resides in a complex web of factors based on perception, history, legislation, and practice that continues to. There are two basic types of competitive advantage: cost leadership and differentiation. This book describes how a firm can gain a cost advantage or how it can differentiate itself. It describes how the choice of competitive scope, or the range of a firm's activities, can play a powerful role in determining competitive advantage.

      The essential complement to the pathbreaking book Competitive Strategy, Michael E. Porter's Competitive Advantage explores the underpinnings of competitive advantage in the individual firm. Competitive Advantage introduces a whole new way of understanding what a firm does. Porter's groundbreaking concept of the value chain disaggregates a company into "activities," or the Released on: J This article presents a review of the book “Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force,” by Jeffrey by: 1.

      a Competitive advantage through people: b unleashing the power of the work force / c Jeffrey Pfeffer. a Boston, Mass.: b Harvard Business School Press, c c Book Reviews 3 Reviews: Managing Human Resources Competitive Advantage through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force. Jeffrey Pfeffer. Boston: Harvard Business School Press, pages. $ The familiar Pfeffer trademarks are on display in Competitive Advantage: compelling logic, a mastery of and ability to.


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What each of these firms did share is the ability to produce sustainable competitive advantage through its way of managing people. Pfeffer documents how they - and others - resisted traditional management pitfalls, and offers frameworks for implementing these changes in any industry. "Competitive Advantage Through People" explores why - despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success - firms continue to attach little importance to /5(17).

In his book Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force (Harvard Business School Press, pages), author Jeffrey Pfeffer offers one possible explanation for America's decreased dominance in the global economy and suggests how to maximize our most valuable asset in order to reverse this trend.

by: Competitive Advantage Through People explores why--despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success--firms continue to attach little importance to their workers.

The answer, argues Pfeffer, resides in a complex web of factors based on perception, history, legislation, and practice that continues to dominate management thought and action.5/5(2). Talent: Making People Your Competitive Advantage by Edward E.

Lawler III is another book on talent management and HR in general. The key content of the book is the four types of organisations. Hierarchical bureaucracy or low-cost operator (Struture-centric approach) and high-involvement organisation or global competitor (HC-centric, HC is Human Cited by: A traditional source of competitive advantage has been eroded.

Now it is believed that productivity is through people. People provide an organization with a source of competitive advantage. Various studies have concluded that an organization’s human resources can be a significant source of competitive advantage.

Building competitive advantage through people - A leader’s role Michael Porter in his famous book “The Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance” talked about two types of competitive advantage: one coming from a favorable cost position and the other coming from an ability to differentiate.

Competitive Advantage Through People explores why--despite long-standing evidence that a committed work force is essential for success--firms continue to attach little importance to their workers. The answer, argues Pfeffer, resides in a complex web of factors based on perception, history, legislation, & practice that continues to dominate management thought & action.

Building Competitive Advantage Through People by Christopher A. Bartlett, Sumantra Ghoshal, (No reviews yet) Write a Review. Achieving Competitive Advantage Through People Of course, it’s one thing to understand from anecdote and research that competitive advantage stems from the HR practices that the firm puts in place.

It’s good to know that once management have, to some greater or lesser extent, achieved competitive advantage, it was because of the way they. A competitive advantage is what makes an entity's goods or services superior to all of a customer's other choices.

The term is commonly used for businesses. The strategies work for any organization, country, or individual in a competitive environment. To create a competitive advantage, you've got to be clear about these three determinants. People as Competitive Advantage. It's also funny that many of the very leaders who claim that people are their competitive advantage put little personal energy into building their workforce.

that obsesses about things that customers care about is a necessary condition if you are going to get a sustained competitive advantage through.

Michael Porter, a Harvard University graduate, wrote a book in named – Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance, which identified three strategies which businesses can use to tackle competition and create a sustainable competitive ing to him, these three generic strategies are: Cost Leadership: It is a Author: Aashish Pahwa.

There is no one answer about what is competitive advantage or one way to measure it, and for the right reason. Nearly everything can be considered as competitive edge, e.g.

higher profit margin, greater return on assets, valuable resource such as brand reputation or unique competence in producing jet engines. As the first research study in the wholesale distribution industry that aims to build organization competitive advantage through people management, this study stands out from the rest of talent management books because it is.

Customized for wholesaler-distributors. Competitive advantage through people: unleashing the power of the work force User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Pfeffer brilliantly unravels the social, political, and historical rationalizations that dominate managers' treatment of the work force.

After demonstrating how successful firms overcome the 3/5(1). 7 Strategies to Define your Competitive Advantage. Then they leverage this unique skill or ability through increasing their visibility and the perception of its value to the company. and long recovery can gain a competitive edge as they discover and offer innovative ways of doing things for the company.

If your ideas. Savvy, fast-growing companies understand this; that’s why they are developing new ways to achieve competitive advantage through their own people and organizational capabilities.

To win in the new business world a firm must create value in ways that: differ from competitors’ approaches; cannot be easily copied. Bartlett, Christopher A., and Sumantra Ghoshal. "Building Competitive Advantage Through People." MIT Sloan Management Rev no.

2 (winter ): 34–41 Cited by:   Forbes takes privacy seriously and is committed to transparency. Such studies indicate that true competitive advantage can be achieved through people and the people practices of organizations.

Competitive Advantage Through the Employees Rahim K. Jassim (*) Abstract In today’s fast-paced economy competition is an issue of services and products. Much attention has been directed to a better service and the best product and how this can be achieved through utilising the human resources.

This research paper identifiesFile Size: KB.Competitive Advantage Through People: Unleashing the Power of the Work Force Jeffrey Pfeffer, Author Harvard Business School Press $ (p) ISBN More By and About This Author.Peeling Back the Onion Competitive Advantage Through People: Test of A Causal Model.

As other sources of com petitive success have becom e less im portant, what rem ains as a crucial, differentiating factor is the organization, its employees, and how they work (Pfeffer: ).