Human Capital and the Firm Performance: A Review Paper

Ali Totonchyfardmotlagh, Jose Renato Peneluppi


This paper will review previous articles related to the human capital and the firm performances which may help the researchers who want to go deeper for literature behind this topic .here give the little implication of paper and finally mention the paper structure at the end. Some attempts have been made to define competence. For example,(Boyatzis,1982) defined job competency as underlying characteristics of an employee regarding motive, trait, skill, self-image, social role or knowledge required for adequate performance. (Sparrow,1997) conceptualised this regarding behavioural attributes which can distinguish a superior performer from average. The first section is about Introduction. Next four section reviews the empirical literature on Knowledge and labour productivity, Human and social capital, Skill and rational capital, Knowledge innovation and organisational performance Respectively. And finallySection six concludes.

Keywords: Firm performance, Human Capital, human capital, Knowledge innovation, and   organisational performance.


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