The human capital and human resource management relationships in non-profit organisations: misunderstanding and implication

Kong, Eric (2007) The human capital and human resource management relationships in non-profit organisations: misunderstanding and implication. International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, 1 (3/4). pp. 471-483. ISSN 1743-8276

Abstract

Through qualitative in-depth semi-structure interviews with 35 senior non-profit executives in 22 Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) in Australia, it was found that Human Capital (HC) and Human Resource Management (HRM) were perceived to be identical and interchangeable. However, the two concepts are conceptually different. Drawing from the interview data, non-profit executives’ strategic decision-making in relation to knowledge development, application and dissemination was distorted due to the misunderstanding of the two concepts. Thus the contribution of the paper is to provide non-profit executives, particularly who are directly involved in HRM, an improved understanding of the two concepts which leads to a better implementation of human resource strategy.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher copyright restrictions.
Depositing User: Dr Eric Kong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010 05:19
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: human capital; human resource management; non-profit organisations (NPOs)
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1504/IJKMS.2007.012536
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6842

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