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Ricardo flies Ryanair: Strategic human resource management and competitive advantage in a Single European Aviation Market

Geriant Harvey, Peter Turnbull

Human Resource Management Journal, Volume: 30, Issue: 4, Pages: 553 - 565

Swansea University Author: Geriant Harvey

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How and why are some firms, such as Ryanair, able to consistently record industry-leading profitability that sustains a competitive advantage over their rivals? HRM plays a critical role in four widely recognised profit-generating mechanisms, albeit not always in ways predicted by mainstream strateg...

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Published in: Human Resource Management Journal
ISSN: 0954-5395 1748-8583
Published: Wiley 2020
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