The Role of Human Capital in Achieving Competitive Advantages: An Empirical Study at Knowledge Private University /Erbil, Iraq
Authors: Zana Majed Sadq & Nadema Ahmad Aljaf & Reyaim Salah Hasan
Abstract: Present study aims to examine the role of Human Capital and its dimensions including (employee’s knowledge, employee’s creativity, employee’s competncies, and social competence) in achieving competitive advantages. Its dimensions include (least cost (price), quality, service, and differentiation) at Knowledge private University Science and Technology departments in Kurdistan Region/Iraq. A survey questionnaire was used to collect data, and the questionnaire was distributed directly to 26 of administrative leaders at Knowledge private university consisting deans and department heads. The questionnaire comprised two sections with 32 questions. Data collected was analysed quantitatively by using SPSS program version 20. This study found that there is a strong positive correlation as well as a significant impact of human capital in achieving competitive advantages.
Keywords: Human Capital, Employee’s Knowledge, Employee’s Competncies, Employee’s Creativity, Social Competence, Competitive Advantages
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International Journal of Social Sciences & Educational Studies
ISSN 2520-0968 (Online), ISSN 2409-1294 (Print), March 2018, Vol.4, No.4