Journal of the Operational Research Society

, Volume 54, Issue 2, pp 153–164

Dynamics of human resource and knowledge management

General Paper

DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601513

Cite this article as:
Hafeez, K. & Abdelmeguid, H. J Oper Res Soc (2003) 54: 153. doi:10.1057/palgrave.jors.2601513


Recent transitions from the industrial to knowledge economy suggest an immediate and wholesale retraining scenario so that many organisations can remain at the cutting edge of technology. The dynamics of the job market is creating a challenge for many organisations in recruiting and retaining their core staff. In fact, many companies are in fear of losing critical business knowledge when their employees leave. In this paper, systems dynamics is employed to illustrate the relationship between recruitment, training, skills, and knowledge in a causal loop form. Strategies for human resource management are developed by conducting time-based dynamic analysis. We anticipate that systems dynamics modelling would help organisations to devise efficient human resource management strategies.


knowledge managementintellectual capitalhuman resourcecore competencesystems dynamics

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© Palgrave Macmillan Ltd 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computing and Management Sciences, Sheffield Hallam UniversitySheffieldUK
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering Department, Faculty of EngineeringNasr CityEgypt