competence of the organization becomes the aggregated competence of employees and the organizational competence stored in the repositories. As this study revealed, the adequacy of competence in telecommunication organisations needs regular alignment and re alignment to suit the newer requirements, which is in line with a study conducted by Cabrera et al. (2006). As elaborated earlier, this study was specifically addressing the competence and health issues of telecommunication companies in India and the results thus arrived at is in supportive of the argument put forward by Andrawina. et. al. (2008), that organisations with structured competence renewal process are better positioned in
responding to the changing technological environment and delivering relatively better results than the competition. Additionally, the findings of this study were also in line with the premises of the resource-based view (RBV) by (Penrose, 1959) who gives theoretical support to the hypothetical evidence in this study. Additionally, this study also is aligned in terms of findings with the case study conducted by Massa and Testa (2009) on Italian food producers where they found that the competitive advantage of the food producers is directly linked to the competence adequacy of the respective firm. Empirical studies undertaken by Kearns and Lederer (2003) also strengthen the argument that RBV based competence adequacy has direct alignment with organizational health.
- Summer '17
- Management, Organizational Health, Competence Adequacy