Guest Editors’ Note
Human Resource Management
The construct of individual competence has formed much grist for both academic and practitioner publication mills over the last 20 years. In spite of- or perhaps because of- the common use of the term in everyday work and life, competence, on one hand, receives widespread application in practical situations, and on the other has been criticized by both academics and practitioners as vague, fuzzy and inappropriate. Couple this with the emergence in the same period of a view of strategy that finds the source of competitive advantage in organizational competencies, and it is not surprising that muddy waters are not becoming clearer.
Hayton, J.C., & McEvoy, G.M. “Guest Editors’ Note.” Human Resource Management, 2006, 45, 3, 291-294.