An intellectual capital perspective of human resource strategies and practices

Kong, Eric and Thomson, S. Bruce (2009) An intellectual capital perspective of human resource strategies and practices. Knowledge Management Research and Practice, 7 (4). pp. 356-364. ISSN 1477-8238

Abstract

Previous research has investigated the relationships between intellectual capital (IC) and human resource management (HRM). Others have described the link between IC and strategic initiatives in an organization including strategic human resource management (SHRM). However, little systematic work has been done to develop a holistic overview of connections between the three concepts. Through an analysis of the recent IC literature and the literature that discusses IC, SHRM and HRM, this paper argues that not only are the three concepts closely connected, but also IC should play a key role in SHRM processes and HRM practices in organizations. The strategic connections also demonstrate that IC can be conceptualized as a holistic partner to both SHRM and HRM; thus, adding strong support for the need to measure IC accurately. A theoretical framework is proposed to illustrate IC, SHRM and HRM connections. Finally, the paper suggests directions for future research.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author's version unavailable.
Depositing User: Dr Eric Kong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2009 01:12
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:27
Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual capital; knowledge management strategy; strategic human resource management; human resource management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150301 Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1057/kmrp.2009.27
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5982

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