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Organizational Level Factors of Knowledge Worker-Workplace Fit: Identifying the Key Drivers

Laura Gaižauskienė
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  • Department of Management, Faculty of Business Management, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Saulėtekio av. 11, Vilnius, Lithuania
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Published Online: 2018-12-31 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/openec-2018-0010


Nowadays there is bigger than ever mismatch between knowledge worker competencies and workplace requirements. In order to ensure a fit between these two elements, the concept of fit needs to be analysed from a different temporal perspective as well as different levels of the organization. The factors which affect the fit are identified using micro strategic human management system lens and two-periodical time division of time. When the fit is interpreted as the dynamic phenomenon, then it becomes the factor by itself to ensure organization level dynamic capabilities. The purpose of this article is to identify factors of knowledge worker-workplace fit. The methods used to reach the goal were analysed and synthesis of scientific literature were made.

Keywords: fit; knowledge worker; workplace; competencies; strategic human resource management; dynamic capabilities


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Received: 2018-06-09

Accepted: 2018-11-08

Published Online: 2018-12-31

Published in Print: 2018-12-01

Citation Information: Open Economics, Volume 1, Issue 1, Pages 167–178, ISSN (Online) 2451-3458, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/openec-2018-0010.

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