This study includes a research on the impacts of core employees on the
perceived performances of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SME’s).
Employees, who are working at manufacturing department or basic function, were
taken as core employees in the frame of the research. This research was
conducted at the Middle and Eastern Black Sea region of Turkey; at 60 SME’s.
The research was realised on the bases of the resource-based view of the firm;
the relation between the characteristics of core employees as rareness,
hardness to imitation and the perceived performances of SME’s were given. This
study contributes to the literature for its regional focus to the topic and for
the presentation of how SME’s perceive organizational performance as
dimensional context. The results of the research didn’t support the hypothesis
which claims that there is a positive relationship between the expertises of
core employees, whose superior characteristics are specific to firms and the
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