The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

by Alan Burton-Jones
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0199532168

ISBN-13: 9780199532162

Pub. Date: 04/08/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Macroeconomic research on human capital - the stock of human capabilities and knowledge - has been extensively published but to date the literature has lacked a comprehensive analysis of human capital within the organization. The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital has been designed to fill that gap, providing an authoritative, inter-disciplinary, and up to date

Overview

Macroeconomic research on human capital - the stock of human capabilities and knowledge - has been extensively published but to date the literature has lacked a comprehensive analysis of human capital within the organization. The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital has been designed to fill that gap, providing an authoritative, inter-disciplinary, and up to date survey of relevant concepts, research areas, and applications. Specially commissioned contributions from over 40 authors reveal the importance of human capital for contemporary organizations, exploring its conceptual underpinnings, relevance to theories of the firm, implications for organizational effectiveness, interdependencies with other resources, and role in the future economy. Unlike neoclassical macroeconomic concepts of human capital, human capital in organizations is shown to be dynamic and heterogeneous, requiring new theories and management frameworks. The systemic role of human capital is explored, revealing it as the lynchpin of social, structural and other forms of intangible and tangible capital. Connections between human capital and organizational performance are investigated from HR management, procurement, alignment, value appropriation, and accounting perspectives. Links between micro and macro perspectives are provided through analyses of inter firm human capital mobility, national and regional human capital formation regimes and industry employment relations practices.

This Handbook is designed for scholars and graduate students of organization and management theory, strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge and intellectual capital, accounting, IT, HR, IR, economic sociology and cultural studies. For policy makers and practitioners it should provide an up to date guide to the nature and role of human capital in contemporary organizations and the roles that government, industry and other extra firm institutions can play in facilitating its development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199532162
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
04/08/2011
Series:
Oxford Handbooks Series
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature of Human Capital
1. An Economic Perspective on the Notion of Human Capital, Margaret M. Blair
2. A Social Perspective: Exploring the Links between Human Capital and Social Capital, Janine Nahapiet
3. Culture Capital and Cosmopolitan Human Capital: the Impact of the Global Mindset and Organizational Routines on Cultural Intelligence and International Experiences, Kok-Yee Ng, Mei Ling Tan and Soon Ang
4. Cognition and Human Capital: The Dynamic Interrelationship between Knowledge and Behaviour, Rhett Brymer, Michael A. Hitt, and Mario Schijven
5. Critical Perspective: Reflections on the Nature and Scope of the Concept of Capital and its Extension to Intangibles - a Capital-Based Approach to the Firm, Peter Lewin
Part II: Human Capital and the Firm
6. Human Capital and Transaction Cost Economics, Nicolai J. Foss
7. Human Capital and Agency Theory, J.-C. Spender
8. Human Capital in the Resource-based View, Jeroen Kraaijenbrink
9. Human Capital, Entrepreneurship and the Theory of the Firm, Brian J. Loasby
10. Human Capital and the Knowledge-based Theory of the Firm, Georg von Krogh, and Martin W. Wallin
Part III: Human Capital and Organizational Effectiveness
11. Human Capital, HR Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness, Peter Boxall
12. How Organizations obtain the Human Capital they need, Monika Hamori, Rocio Bonet, and Peter Cappelli
13. Aligning Human Capital with Organizational Needs, David Lepak, Riki Takeuchi, and Juani Swart
14. Maximizing Value from Human Capital, Russell Coff
15. Accounting for Human Capital and Organizational Effectiveness, Robin Kramar, Vijaya Murthy and James Guthrie
Part IV: Human Capital Interdependencies
16. Interdependencies between People in Organizations, Robert M. Grant and James C. Hayton
17. Interdependencies between Human and Structural Capital, David O'Donnell
18. The Distributed and Dynamic Dimensions of Human Capital, Ikujiro Nonaka, Ryoko Toyoma, and Vesa Peltokorpi
19. Human Capital and the Organization-Accommodation Relationship, Jacqueline C. Vischer
20. Interdependencies between People and Information Systems in Organizations, Alan Burton-Jones and Andrew Burton-Jones
Part V: Human Capital in the Future Economy
21. Human Capital, Capabilities and the Firm: Literati, Numerati, and Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century Enterprise, David J. Teece
22. Looking to the Future: Bringing Organizations Deeper into Human Capital Theory, Peter D. Sherer
23. Human Capital Formation Regimes: States, Markets and Human Capital in an Era of Globalisation, Sean O Riain
24. Supporting Human Capital in Developing Countries: The Significance of the Asian Experience, Thomas Clarke
25. The Future of Human Capital: An Employment Relations Perspective, Thomas A. Kochan and Adam Seth Litwin

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