Handbook of Research on Strategic Human Capital Resources
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Handbook of Research on Strategic Human Capital Resources

Edited by Anthony J. Nyberg and Thomas P. Moliterno

Strategic human capital resources are a relatively new construct with a scholarly literature that is still evolving. Work in this area requires the integration of multiple theoretical perspectives and empirical approaches, but that integration rarely occurs. Within these pages, the editors have combined the voices of leading scholars from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds to provide a comprehensive introduction to the current state of the field.
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Chapter 14: The missing construct in strategic human capital research: humans

Patrick M. Wright and Spenser M. Essman

Abstract

The field of strategic human capital, which has increased in importance and popularity, has developed largely from an economics perspective. While this perspective has been undoubtedly appropriate and useful, it suffers from assumptions (e.g., rational-economic man; repositories of human KSAOs) that often miss what it means to be human. In this chapter, we discuss these assumptions and incorporate additional perspectives (e.g., spirituality; sense of community) that can be incorporated with the economic underpinnings of strategic human capital to enhance future research.

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