Academic journal article IUP Journal of Management Research

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Academic journal article IUP Journal of Management Research

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A critical review of the recent research carried out in the field of Human Resource (HR) management systems employed by the industry across the domains reveals that much still needs to be done. As such, optimization of the processes and practices aimed at enhancing the business value proposition through human value proposition needs to be consolidated much to the advantage of the future of the industry and society as well. To begin with, the process of talent acquisition from the new generation workforce adopted in the services sector in particular needs a makeover. Also, in the post-recruitment phase, redefining the processes of competency mapping and assessment as adopted by many popular firms attains equal significance through scientifically designed performance management systems. The current issue makes a promising attempt in this regard by bringing to light the fascinating research done on these issues of contemporary relevance. This issue also includes papers on promoting regional innovation in the sports goods industry and minimizing role ambiguity and role overload factors in IT industry, and an interesting book review on the secrets of leadership development.

The management of human competency in service industry has, no doubt, been studied extensively for many years and it is time to locate its complementary value in the manufacturing sector as well. An attempt has been made by Anuja Johri, in the paper, "Competency Mapping as a Strategic HR Tool in Manufacturing Industry: An Empirical Study", to capture the experiences of some select manufacturing companies in Pune in the context of applying competency mapping tools for strategic value making.

The innovation factor in the field of business management has been under- explored and this is more so in the sports goods industry. …

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