Providing for America’s Pastime: An HR Solution or a Thing of the Past?

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  • Lee Tyner University of Central Oklahoma
  • Daniel Mertens University of Central Oklahoma
  • Jessi Yankey Cargill, Inc.

Abstract

America’s last remaining baseball glove maker has endured bankruptcy, two major fires, and the high cost of American labor.  So far, that is.  Bad decisions of the past have recently caused a substantial portion of the company to be sold and manufacturing to be shifted.  Yet it also has created new opportunities.  This case examines the forces that encourage companies to shift manufacturing overseas while shackled by the use of a marketing trait from days gone by: Made in America.  Yet, at the center of these strategic choices is the company’s prime resource: human capital.

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Tyner, L., Mertens, D., & Yankey, J. (2009). Providing for America’s Pastime: An HR Solution or a Thing of the Past?. Journal of Human Resources Education, 3(4). Retrieved from https://journals.troy.edu/index.php/JHRE/article/view/51

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