A Multidisciplinary Critical Approach to Measure and Analyze Human Capital Productivity

Marko Kesti, Jaana Leinonen, Antti Syväjärvi

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The objectives of the article are, to illustrate the complex dimensions of the relationship between human capital management and organizational performance and to provide insight into new methods for organization development. Methods are a combination of several research areas, including system intelligence, tacit signals, quality of the working life index and the theory of human capital production function. This article presents a holistic approach of multi-disciplinary research that emphasizes the complexity of HRM-Performance and explains why, in some cases, human resource development increases business performance, and in other cases not. Development complexity is more difficult when organizational performance is measured by monetary value. The article presents human capital intangible assets' connection to monetary scorecards using human capital production function, which explains and also makes it possible to predict human resource development payback. This article's methods form a skeleton for future research and give fundamentals for effective organization human capital performance development.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Performance Technology
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
PublisherIGI Global
ISBN (Electronic) 9781522583578
ISBN (Print)9781522583561
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Field of science

  • Administrative science


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