Strategic relationships of human capital, strategic human resource management and human resource management

Kong, Eric (2007) Strategic relationships of human capital, strategic human resource management and human resource management. In: 28th McMaster World Congress on Intellectual Capital and Innovation, 24-26 Jan 2007, Hamilton, Canada.

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Very little systematic research today has emphasised strategising the concepts of human capital (HC), strategic human resource management (SHRM) and human resource management (HRM) in relation to knowledge development, application, and dissemination in organisations. This paper aims to fill this gap by suggesting that strategic relationships exist between the three salient concepts.
A series of in-depth qualitative interviews with 35 non-profit executives from 22 social service non-profit organisations (SSNPOs) in Australia was conducted for this study.
The paper argues that there is an existence of strategic relationships among the three concepts and the relationships can create value that is larger than the total sum of all three concepts.

The paper helps to build a nascent body of literature proposing the significance of strategic relationships between HC, SHRM and HRM in the social service non-profit sector. The increased awareness of the strategic linkage of the three concepts likely generates further research both from within and outside the non-profit sector. Also, it helps to clarify the three seemingly very similar and yet different concepts.
The paper is considered as a starting point and serves as a milestone for understanding the strategic relationships of HC, SHRM and HRM.

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Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Management and Organisational Behaviour
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2010 12:28
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: human capital; strategic human resource management; human resource management; social service non-profit organisations; knowledge flow.
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 91 Economic Framework > 9104 Management and Productivity > 910402 Management

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