The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital by Alan Burton-JonesThe Oxford Handbook of Human Capital by Alan Burton-Jones

The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital

EditorAlan Burton-Jones, J.-C. Spender

Paperback | June 10, 2012

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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 thatgap, 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 formsof 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 firmhuman 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 dateguide 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.
Alan Burton-Jones heads an international management consultancy practice headquartered in Australia and is a senior visiting lecturer at New South Wales, Griffith and Bond Universities. His academic research focuses on the role of knowledge in organizations and the links between strategy, intellectual resources and organizational effe...
Title:The Oxford Handbook of Human CapitalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pagesPublished:June 10, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199655898

ISBN - 13:9780199655892


Table of Contents

Part I: The Nature of Human Capital1. Margaret M. Blair: An Economic Perspective on the Notion of Human Capital2. Janine Nahapiet: A Social Perspective: Exploring the Links between Human Capital and Social Capital3. Kok-Yee Ng, Mei Ling Tan and Soon Ang: Culture Capital and Cosmopolitan Human Capital: the Impact of the Global Mindset and Organizational Routines on Cultural Intelligence and International Experiences4. Rhett Brymer, Michael A. Hitt, and Mario Schijven: Cognition and Human Capital: The Dynamic Interrelationship between Knowledge and Behaviour5. Peter Lewin: Critical Perspective: Reflections on the Nature and Scope of the Concept of Capital and its Extension to Intangibles - a Capital-Based Approach to the FirmPart II: Human Capital and the Firm6. Nicolai J. Foss: Human Capital and Transaction Cost Economics7. J.-C. Spender: Human Capital and Agency Theory8. Jeroen Kraaijenbrink: Human Capital in the Resource-based View9. Brian J. Loasby: Human Capital, Entrepreneurship and the Theory of the Firm10. Georg von Krogh, and Martin W. Wallin: Human Capital and the Knowledge-based Theory of the FirmPart III: Human Capital and Organizational Effectiveness11. Peter Boxall: Human Capital, HR Strategy and Organizational Effectiveness12. Monika Hamori, Rocio Bonet, and Peter Cappelli: How Organizations obtain the Human Capital they need13. David Lepak, Riki Takeuchi, and Juani Swart: Aligning Human Capital with Organizational Needs14. Russell Coff: Maximizing Value from Human Capital15. Robin Kramar, Vijaya Murthy and James Guthrie: Accounting for Human Capital and Organizational EffectivenessPart IV: Human Capital Interdependencies16. Robert M. Grant and James C. Hayton: Interdependencies between People in Organizations17. David O'Donnell: Interdependencies between Human and Structural Capital18. Ikujiro Nonaka, Ryoko Toyoma, and Vesa Peltokorpi: The Distributed and Dynamic Dimensions of Human Capital19. Jacqueline C. Vischer: Human Capital and the Organization-Accommodation Relationship20. Alan Burton-Jones and Andrew Burton-Jones: Interdependencies between People and Information Systems in OrganizationsPart V: Human Capital in the Future Economy21. David J. Teece: Human Capital, Capabilities and the Firm: Literati, Numerati, and Entrepreneurs in the 21st Century Enterprise22. Peter D. Sherer: Looking to the Future: Bringing Organizations Deeper into Human Capital Theory23. Sean O Riain: Human Capital Formation Regimes: States, Markets and Human Capital in an Era of Globalisation24. Thomas Clarke: Supporting Human Capital in Developing Countries: The Significance of the Asian Experience25. Thomas A. Kochan and Adam Seth Litwin: The Future of Human Capital: An Employment Relations Perspective