Logistics and performance in the shipping industry

Akpan, Aniekan and Bignoux, Stephane (2013) Logistics and performance in the shipping industry. In: BAM2013: British Academy of Management Conference: Managing to Make a Difference, 10-12 Sept 2013, Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool.

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Abstract

This paper conceptually investigates the effects of Strategic Human Resources Management on the performance of shipping firms within the global shipping industry. The paper's conceptual findings show that all three components of strategic HRM, i.e. selection and recruitment, retention and staff termination, have a positive effect on the operational performance of shipping firms. However, implementation of each aspect of strategic HRM is important. The employee must be placed at the centre of the implementation process. Ignoring the employee’s needs can have a negative effect on operational performance.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Research Areas: A. > Business School > International Management and Innovation
Item ID: 24509
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Depositing User: Stephane Bignoux
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2018 09:52
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 01:32
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/24509

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