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ISSN: 0305-5728

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Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management

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A systems approach for human capital management

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Title:A systems approach for human capital management
Author(s):Patrice Jackson, (Focused Logistics, Lockheed Martin, Edinburg, Virginia, USA)
Citation:Patrice Jackson, (2007) "A systems approach for human capital management", VINE, Vol. 37 Iss: 4, pp.399 - 403
Keywords:Human capital, Knowledge management
Article type:Conceptual paper
DOI:10.1108/03055720710838470 (Permanent URL)
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing Limited

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to suggest a model for knowledge asset management as a foundation for correlating human capital management to organizational performance.

Design/methodology/approachA systems engineering approach is suggested as a model where inputs develop the knowledge asset, mechanisms inventory the asset and outputs utilize the asset.

FindingsIn the knowledge economy, people are an organization's most valuable asset, yet a methodology that correlates their value to organizational performance. is lacking The goal is to propose a knowledge asset model for human capital management. Future research will be performed to substantiate the model and develop a measurement instrument to investigate the correlation between knowledge asset management and organizational performance.

Originality/valueThis paper suggests moving people to the center of an asset management model to correlate their value to an organization's performance.

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