Aligning global organizations' human capital needs and global supply-chain strategies

Michael Harvey, Ron Fisher*, Ruth McPhail, Miriam Moeller

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)


Globalization of business has had a profound impact on organizations. The focus of management has shifted from a domestic one to a more complex understanding of how to compete effectively in the global marketplace. One element that has accentuated the need for managers to develop a global mindset is in the area of global supply-chain management. The need to modify and update the type of manager needed to manage global interorganizational relationships effectively has arrived. This theoretical research examines the growing importance of having the appropriate human resource management (HRM) processes to select, train, and retain competent global supply-chain managers. In addressing the human resource dimensions of successful global supply-chain management the growing importance of HRM in the management of supply chains is presented as a combination of resource-based (e.g. internal), market-based (e.g. external) and dynamic capabilities perspectives. In addition, selection, training and assessing the new 'breed' of global supply-chain managers is explored.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-21
Number of pages18
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


Dive into the research topics of 'Aligning global organizations' human capital needs and global supply-chain strategies'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this