Title: The influence of the addressable knowledge resources on firm performance: the case of the Spanish ceramic tile industry

Authors: F. Xavier Molina-Morales, M. Teresa Martinez-Fernandez

Addresses: Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Campus Riu Sec, 12080 Castellon, Spain. ' Universitat Jaume I de Castellon, Department of Business Administration and Marketing, Campus Riu Sec, 12080 Castellon, Spain

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to measure the effect of external human resources on individual firm performance. Using the industrial district as an interorganisational context definition, we propose a model including a set of factors associated with the endowment of external human resources: collective information and knowledge, and the participation of local institutions. Findings of the paper suggest that firms should develop a distinct strategy in order to shape and exploit external human resources in an optimal way.

Keywords: ceramic tile industry; human capital; industrial district; knowledge; human resources; knowledge resources; Spain; organisational performance.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRDM.2004.004712

International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2004 Vol.4 No.2, pp.164 - 182

Available online: 13 Jun 2004 *

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