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Human Resources or Information Technology: What is More Important for Companies in the Digital Era?

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  • Turulja Lejla

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  • Bajgorić Nijaz

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Background: Companies can improve their business performance, increase revenues and reduce costs by enhancing their information technology (IT) capability. On the other side, there is an increasing importance of human resource management (HRM) practices related to IT utilization, which are important for the business performance of a company in the rapidly changing knowledge-based economy.

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  • Turulja Lejla & Bajgorić Nijaz, 2016. "Human Resources or Information Technology: What is More Important for Companies in the Digital Era?," Business Systems Research, Sciendo, vol. 7(1), pages 35-45, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bit:bsrysr:v:7:y:2016:i:1:p:35-45
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    Keywords

    information technology capability; human resource management capability; business performance; dynamic capability view;

    JEL classification:

    • M15 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - IT Management
    • M12 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Personnel Management; Executives; Executive Compensation

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