Business Strategies and Employment Decisions: Interviews with New Zealand Firms
AbstractA firm’s business strategy does not exist in a vacuum; it requires employees to implement it. However, firms often say that they have difficulties hiring certain types of employees. Through interviews with firms and analysis of the 2008 New Zealand Business Operations Survey, this research explored the interaction between strategy and employees’ skills, and differences between high value-add (HVA) and medium value-add (MVA) firms. MVA firms focused more on production methods, technical skills, and margins over costs. HVA firms focused more on the business skills of a few, professional core employees, as well as the marketing aspects of their products.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand in its series Occasional Papers with number 12/4.
Length: 31 pages
Date of creation: 01 May 2012
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business strategy; core employees; high value-add; hiring; New Zealand;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- D21 - Microeconomics - - Production and Organizations - - - Firm Behavior: Theory
- J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
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- Fabling, Richard & Grimes, Arthur & Stevens, Philip, 2008. "A Comparison of Qualitative and Quantitative Firm Performance Measures," Occasional Papers, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand 08/4, Ministry of Economic Development, New Zealand.
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