MAXIMIZING THE HUMAN CAPITAL EQUATION IN LOGISTICS: EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS

Matthew B. Myers, David A. Griffith, Patricia J. Daugherty, Robert F. Lusch

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Abstract

Hiring and retaining the best employees - human capital - is a challenge. This recent study addressed the long-standing problem of finding sufficient numbers of quality logistics managers to fill logistics jobs. The research examined how education, experience, and job skills influence performance of these managers, and how performance in turn influences the worth of the manager to the firm. As hypothesized, job skills were found to be good predictors of both logistics manager performance and worth. However, neither experience nor education was found to significantly affect performance. Managerial implications are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-232
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Business Logistics
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Employee Worth
  • Human Capital
  • Job Skills
  • Logistics Skills

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Management Science and Operations Research

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