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date: 14 October 2019

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The paradox of sustained competitive advantage suggests that individual knowledge, skills, abilities, and other characteristics may be related to individual job performance, but fail to contribute to a firm's sustained competitive advantage. Much of the cause of this paradox can be attributed to a lack of theory and research linking microtraditions and macrotraditions. This chapter considers the nature of this paradox, identifying how and why it exists, and presents a multilevel model of personnel selection as one means for reconciling it. Empirical research relating to the model is presented, and the implications of this model for future research and practice are discussed.

Keywords: multilevel selection, personnel selection, human capital, strategic human resource management

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