Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008) (2008)
Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii
Jan. 7, 2008 to Jan. 10, 2008
Managing information technology (IT) human resources and skills presents a challenging task for executives. With IT skill shortages projected to reach unprecedented levels, making the right choices for IT human resource management is increasingly considered imperative for shaping a firm's competitive advantage. The complexity associated with the fluctuating demand for IT skills, coupled with dynamic and innovative approaches to short-term and long-term staffing, as well as the inevitable delays in skill acquisition, makes this a challenging task. This research attempts to examine the impact of potential staffing strategies under various conditions, and provide guidance for staffing decisions, using a systems dynamics approach. The model and accompanying simulation can serve as a practical decision support system for IT human resource decision makers.
J. Choi, H. K. Jain and D. L. Nazareth, "Information Technology Skill Management: A Systems Dynamics Approach," Proceedings of the 41st Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2008)(HICSS), Waikoloa, Big Island, Hawaii, 2008, pp. 456.