Human Capital as the X Factor in the Competitive Edge Formula

This discussion focuses on our theme for the week: Human Capital as the X Factor in the Competitive Edge Formula. Read the Boone, Eckardt, Lepak, and Bosell (2018) article and respond to the discussion prompt.

The Boone, Eckardt, Lepak, and Bosell (2018) article entitled “Integrating Strategic Human Capital and Strategic Human Resource Management” is part of your reading for this module (Boone et al.) Discuss the merits of both parallel approaches to Human Capital as beneficial strategic resources to organizational performance. Discuss the merits of these approaches and explain how they both contribute to the position that “Human Capital is the X factor in the competitive advantage formula”. Support your position with citations from module readings and additional references as needed.