Previously published as: Employee Counselling Today
Online from: 1997
Subject Area: Learning and Development
|Title:||Safety capital: the management of organizational knowledge on occupational health and safety|
|Author(s):||Imanol Nuñez, (Departamento de Gestión de Empresas, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain), Mikel Villanueva, (Departamento de Gestión de Empresas, Universidad Publica de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain)|
|Citation:||Imanol Nuñez, Mikel Villanueva, (2011) "Safety capital: the management of organizational knowledge on occupational health and safety", Journal of Workplace Learning, Vol. 23 Iss: 1, pp.56 - 71|
|Keywords:||Intellectual capital, Occupational health and safety, Organizational processes|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/13665621111097254 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||The authors acknowledge financial support from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science under the project SEC2007-67737-C03-02/ECON.|
Purpose – The concept of Safety Capital was developed by analyzing the creation and composition of the Intellectual Capital embedded in Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) systems. The paper aims to address this relationship.
Design/methodology/approach – By drawing a theoretical link for the relationship between OHS activities and intellectual capital, guidelines for the management of organizational knowledge on OHS systems are outlined.
Findings – The paper shows that occupational health and safety should be considered among the sources of intellectual capital of the firm.
Originality/value – The theoretical framework is a potential guide for substantial improvement of advanced OSH management systems, a key element to visualize incentives to invest in safety and a powerful instrument for research in intellectual capital quantification.
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