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Palgrave Macmillan

Why Human Capital is Important for Organizations

People Come First

ISBN 9781137410788
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Why Human Capital Is Important for Organizations is an innovative book that derives from the casual meeting of people, scholars, and practitioners who live and work in many different parts of the world. The 'fil rouge' among them is their interpretation of how human resource management actually works in the present organizational context. Concretely, this book encompasses eleven chapters dealing with some of the most important issues in the field of human resource management through the exploration of four key themes: drawing the scenario, the pivots of human capital, measuring human capital, and good practices from abroad.

Dr. Amelia Manuti is Assistant Professor and researcher in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Bari, Italy. She attained her PhD in Psychology of Communication. Her main research interests refer to the meaning of working in school-to-university and university-to-work transitions, vocational guidance, formal and informal learning, organizational identification, work values, and organizational communication. Since 2001 she has been a member of the European Network of Work and Organizational Psychologists and of the International Association of Applied Psychology. She is also an active member of the Italian Association of Psychology and of the Collaborative Knowledge Building Group. Since 2007 she has been secretary of the International Association of Applied Psycholinguistics. She has taken part in many national and international research projects in the field of work and organizational psychology.

Pasquale Davide de Palma graduated from the University of Bari, Italy, in Psychological Sciences and Techniques. He is expert in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Social Recruiting and Social HC. Pasquale's interests are focused on human capital management; in particular, he aims to promote the use of human capital financial statements within organizations. He received two master's degrees in human resources management from MIDIFORM Business School (Italy), and Spegea Business School (Italy), and a postgraduate qualification as a marketing expert. He is coauthor and editor of The Work Lost and Found (2012). He maintains the website www.dashumankapital.com.

Introduction; Nigel Nicholson
PART I: DRAWING THE SCENARIO
1. The Work between Fordism and Post-Fordism; Giacomo Pisani
2. The Job-fatigue and the Emancipation of Workers: Past Scenarios and Perspectives; Nicola Costantino, Gaetano Veneto and Pasquale Davide de Palma
3. Organizational Resiliency and Individual Employability: a Note on the Role of Psychological Capital in Change Management; Amelia Manuti
PART II: THE PIVOTS OF HUMAN CAPITAL
4. Entrepreneurial Employees; Francisco Diaz Bretones
5. Leading with Heart: The Impact of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership; Kenneth S. Rhee and Tracey H. Sigler
6. How Expectation Theories are Involved in Internal and External Components of Work Experience: Some Reflections to Recruit and Guide Candidates; Grazia De Benedictis and Pasquale Davide de Palma
7. Assessment in the Work Context; Clive Fletcher
PART III: MEASURING HUMAN CAPITAL
8. Measuring and Managing the financial performance of Human Capital Investments; Frank DiBernardino
9. People Performance Plan...Going Beyond the Present ...into the Future; Pasquale Davide De Palma
PART IV: GOOD PRACTICES FROM ABROAD
10. Human Capital Management in Asia. The War on Talent Continues in this High-Growth Region; Fermin Diez
11. Talent in Transition! How People and Organizations Need to Change with Changing Times? The Dynamics and Constants of Transience; Sandeep Apte
Conclusions. (Why) People (really) Come First

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