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Sustainability 2016, 8(2), 175; doi:10.3390/su8020175

New Hybrid Multiple Attribute Decision-Making Model for Improving Competence Sets: Enhancing a Company’s Core Competitiveness

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Department of Management Science, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
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Graduate Institute of Urban Planning, College of Public Affairs, National Taipei University, San Shia District, New Taipei City 23741, Taiwan
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Institute of Management of Technology, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu 30010, Taiwan
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Academic Editor: Kannan Govindan
Received: 29 December 2015 / Revised: 4 February 2016 / Accepted: 4 February 2016 / Published: 19 February 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue How Better Decision-Making Helps to Improve Sustainability)
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Abstract

A company’s core competitiveness depends on the strategic allocation of its human resources in alignment with employee capabilities. Competency models can identify the range of capabilities at a company’s disposal, and this information can be used to develop internal or external education training policies for sustainable development. Such models can ensure the importation of a strategic orientation reflecting the growth of its employee competence set and enhancing human resource sustainably. This approach ensures that the most appropriate people are assigned to the most appropriate positions. In this study, we proposed a new hybrid multiple attributed decision-making model by using the Decision-making trial and Evaluation Laboratory Technique (DEMATEL) to construct an influential network relation map (INRM) and determined the influential weights by using the basic concept of the analytic network process (called DEMATEL-based ANP, DANP); the influential weights were then adopted with a modified Vise Kriterijumska Optimizacija I Kompromisno Resenje (VIKOR) method. A simple forecasting technique as an iteration function was also proposed. The proposed model was effective. We expect that the proposed model can facilitate making timely revisions, reflecting the growth of employee competence sets, reducing the performance gap toward the aspiration level, and ensuring the sustainability of a company. View Full-Text
Keywords: competency model; competence set; core competitiveness; INRM (influential network relation map); multiple attribute decision making (MADM); DEMATEL; DANP (DEMATEL-based ANP); modified VIKOR competency model; competence set; core competitiveness; INRM (influential network relation map); multiple attribute decision making (MADM); DEMATEL; DANP (DEMATEL-based ANP); modified VIKOR
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Huang, K.-W.; Huang, J.-H.; Tzeng, G.-H. New Hybrid Multiple Attribute Decision-Making Model for Improving Competence Sets: Enhancing a Company’s Core Competitiveness. Sustainability 2016, 8, 175.

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