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As the study result indicated that the change in core technology can cause negative variation in the competence pool, the scenario in telecommunication companies in India will be declining human competence which could eventually lead to decline of productivity at the firm level. Allen and De Grip (2004), supported this argument stating technological and competence changes will require realignment and increased investment of time and effort towards reskilling of human resources. Bartel and Sicherman (1993) supported this argument that sudden and radical changes of external environment will affect the value of human capital in terms of the competence advantage. In cases of technology disruption occurring in the telecommunication industry all over the world and specifically in India. Wright et. al. (2011) stated that organisations do not have a menu of technologies to choose so as to lessen the effort of readjusting to the new environment, which intensifies the pressure on the organization in terms of declining competence value. One of the negative components of competence deficiency in Indian telecommunication companies is based on their technological dependence, as most of these companies are heavily dependent on the universal mobile telecommunication standards (UMTS). Such changes are anticipated, it is difficult to be prepared as the equipment, software, consumer
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