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Competing for scarce talent in a liberalised environment: Evidence from the aviation industry in Africa

Amankwah-Amoah, J., Debrahb, Y.A. (2011) Competing for scarce talent in a liberalised environment: Evidence from the aviation industry in Africa. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22 (17). pp. 3565-3581. ISSN 0958-5192. (doi:10.1080/09585192.2011.606111) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:57804)

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Abstract

Although the last few years have witnessed a burgeoning stream of research on interfirm mobility of employees, the extant research has remained relatively silent on both its dynamics and effects on the performance of firms domiciled in emerging economies. Using a qualitative case study approach, this article attempts to illuminate our understanding of both issues. It places particular emphasis on the examination of the dynamics of employees' interfirm mobility in the airline industry in Africa. The findings reveal the diverse ways in which the liberalisation in the industry has created a new competitive landscape with far-reaching consequences for firms. Essentially, firms now have to compete intensely for the scarce human capital. The theoretical and managerial implications of these findings are discussed. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09585192.2011.606111
Uncontrolled keywords: Airlines in Africa, Employee mobility, Human capital, Human resources, Liberalisation
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 07 Oct 2016 10:38 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/57804 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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