1st Edition

Managing Competences
Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues



ISBN 9780367488925
Published October 30, 2020 by Taylor & Francis
286 Pages

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Managing Competences: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues draws together theoretical and practical research in competence management. It provides a wealth of knowledge concerning emerging and contemporary issues, such as the multilevel approach to competence, the development of collective competence, the strategies of competence management, and the tools for managing competences as well as the organizational dynamics of competences. Moreover, the book provides a critical approach to research and practitioners’ continued engagement in competence management research and practice.

Research in competence management has more recently entered an era more open to doubt and questioning: Is there a solid theoretical foundation that supports the concept of competence? What is the contribution of research on employees’ competences to human resources management in particular, and more generally to management? Is there not a risk of diluting the concept of competence by considering it at the individual, collective, organizational, and strategic levels? Today, is it still possible to manage competences in a world where the boundaries of the organizations are more and more porous? These questions, and many others, probably explain why a field that seemed well-identified and well-structured yesterday, has given way today to new, highly diverse analyses of competences by researchers and practitioners.

This contributed volume seeks to answer these pressing issues and is a collective means for responding to them. The book brings together multiple streams of research in the field about emerging and contemporary issues, including multidimensional HRM systems, the rise of forms of collaborative management, the intensification of the use of digital and robotic technologies, the rise of the regime of remote and networked operations, the increasing heterogeneity of the status of workers, and changes in regulations concerning work and its recognition.

Table of Contents

The Conceptual Travel of Competence: Building a Bridge between North American and European Approaches

BENOÎT GRASSER, SABRINA LOUFRANI-FEDIDA, AND EWAN OIRY

2 Competency Management Tools: A Paradoxical Longevity

DOMINIQUE BOUTEILLER AND PATRICK GILBERT

3 Competence as a Revelator of Blind Spots in the Talent Management Literature

ALAIN KLARSFELD AND SOPHIE D’ARMAGNAC

4 Developing Soft Skills through Social Learning: A Model Implemented at a Canadian Business School

PÉNÉLOPE CODELLO AND DELPHINE THEURELLE-STEIN

5 Competences-Based Assessment of Employability: How to Deconstruct a Variety of Interpretations and Articulations?

EVE SAINT-GERMES

6 Together, Do We Go Further?: The Dynamic between Rules and Collective Competence

FRÉDÉRIQUE CHÉDOTEL AND CATHY KROHMER

7 The Development of Collective Competence within an Inter-Organizational Group: A Proximity Perspective

SIHEM MAMMAR EL HADJ

8 How to Organize Territorial Competence Management?

INGRID MAZZILLI

9 Market for Competences: When Attractiveness Drives Competitiveness

MICHEL FERRARY

10 From the Transmission of Skills to the Concept of Competence: Lessons from a Case Study in the Aerospace Industry

THIERRY COLIN AND FABIEN MEIER

11 Competences and Work Contexts: Learning from the French Ergonomic Approach

NATHALIE JEANNEROD-DUMOUCHEL

12 Situated Individual Competences, Practices, and Institutional Logics: Identification of Blended Practices among Front-Line

Employees in a Railway Company

NATHALIE RAULET-CROSET AND RÉGINE TEULIER

13 Social Innovation Processes and Collective Entrepreneurial Competence: The Case of the Jardins de Cocagne (Cocagne

Gardens)

BRIGITTE CHARLES-PAUVERS, NATHALIE SCHIEB-BIENFAIT, AND CAROLINE URBAIN

14 Contextualizing Intercultural Competencies: Genesis, Concepts,

and Research Agenda..........................................................................231

CHRISTOPH BARMEYER AND ULRIKE MAYRHOFER

Conclusion to the Handbook: Toward a Contextualized and Multilevel Approach of Managing Competences

BENOÎT GRASSER, SABRINA LOUFRANI-FEDIDA, AND EWAN OIRY

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Biography

Benoît Grasser is Full Professor in HRM at University of Lorraine in France. His current research topics are competence management, organizational routines and the dynamics of management tools. He has also published numerous articles or book chapters on the links between work, competences and organizational dynamics. In addition, he has also published handbooks on human resource management or organizational theory.


Sabrina Loufrani-Fedida is Full Professor in HRM and project management at the Université Côte d’Azur in France. Her current research topics are competence and talent management, human resources communication, and development of project teams. Her work has appeared in international research journals such as Long Range Planning, International Journal of Project Management, International Business Review, and French famous reviews such as Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines.


Ewan Oiry is Full Professor in HRM at Ecole des Sciences de Gestion - Université du Québec à Montréal (ESG-UQAM). His current research topics are competence management, HRM practices and policies and their link with firm strategies. He has published numerous articles or book chapters on these topics. For several years, he has managed a think-tank on “competence management” with Sabrina Loufrani-Fedida and Benoît Grasser; this think-tank brings together researchers in management, HRM and strategy, as well as consultants and HR Directors.