The effect of structural capital for human capital development and management in social enterprises

Kong, Eric (2014) The effect of structural capital for human capital development and management in social enterprises. In: Strategic approaches for human capital management and development in a turbulent economy. Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development. IGI Publishing (IGI Global), Hershey, PA. United States, pp. 73-90. ISBN 978-1-4666-4530-1

Abstract

Social enterprises are a hybrid form of organizations that enact nonprofit and for-profit activities simultaneously.
Like their nonprofit and for-profit counterparts, social enterprises are facing the same challenges, if not more, in a turbulent economy. This chapter aims to examine how structural capital assists social enterprises in the development and management of human capital in today's competitive environment. Based on 22 qualitative in-depth semi-structured interviews across 10 social enterprises
and nonprofit organizations that perform social entrepreneurship in Australia, the findings suggest that
structural capital helps social enterprises in facilitating human capital development and management for innovation. Thus, the study contributes to the literature by arguing that structural capital plays an essential role in social enterprises. Strategies should be developed for a more balanced development of intellectual capital if an intellectual capital-based view of the firm is to be fully integrated.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2014 by IGI Global. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored or distributed in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, without written permission from the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Management and Enterprise
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 23:18
Last Modified: 08 May 2017 06:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: government funding guidelines; community assistance; social responsibility; sustainability; infrastructure; business assets
Fields of Research : 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 > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Identification Number or DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4530-1.ch005
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23963

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