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Specific human capital as a source of superior team performance


Franck, Egon; Nüesch, Stephan; Pieper, Jan (2011). Specific human capital as a source of superior team performance. Schmalenbach Business Review (sbr), 63:376-392.

Abstract

We empirically investigate the performance effect of team-specific human capital in highly interactive teams. Based on the tenets of the resource-based view of the firm
and on the ideas of typical learning functions, we hypothesize that team members’ shared experience in working together have a positive effect on team performance, but at diminishing rates. When we hold constant a team’s stock of general human capital and other potential drivers, we find support for this prediction. We also discuss the implications concerning investment decisions into human capital as well as the transferability of our findings to other contexts.

Abstract

We empirically investigate the performance effect of team-specific human capital in highly interactive teams. Based on the tenets of the resource-based view of the firm
and on the ideas of typical learning functions, we hypothesize that team members’ shared experience in working together have a positive effect on team performance, but at diminishing rates. When we hold constant a team’s stock of general human capital and other potential drivers, we find support for this prediction. We also discuss the implications concerning investment decisions into human capital as well as the transferability of our findings to other contexts.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Business Administration
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:16 Dec 2011 10:22
Last Modified:07 Dec 2017 10:22
Publisher:Schmalenbach-Gesellschaft für Betriebswirtschaft
ISSN:1439-2917
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.fachverlag.de/sbr/pdfarchive/pdfarchive_2011_10.html
Other Identification Number:merlin-id:4017

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