Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World

Meir Russ
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9781787148284
Published:
08 Sep 2017
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
488 pages - 152 x 229mm
The application of continuously changing ubiquitous computing and network technologies and the ensuing new networked society is challenging the traditional perspectives of what is human and social capital. Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World extends the discussion of the interaction between multiple types of capital among different actors over different time frames, assuming that the nature of such interaction is dynamically modified resulting from the adaptation by individuals and organizations of the new technologies. Such interaction of a multilevel system is enabled for example by the pervasive mobile technologies and the internet of things and ‘blockchain’ technologies. 

Featuring contributions from leading scholars in the field, the book discusses human capital and human assets from a connectionist perspective, focusing on the growing infusion of the traditional human capital and social and knowledge-based systems. It goes beyond the current literature by providing a platform for a broad scope of discussion regarding human capital and assets, and more importantly, by encouraging a multidisciplinary fusion between diverse academic disciplines. Multi-level and multi-discipline chapters are represented, as well as when appropriate, plurality of empirical methods from diverse disciplines that are enhancing the opportunity for the building of a holistic theory of human capital and assets in the new networked society. The book also broadens the human capital praxis framework introduced and used by Russ, into the new networked society focusing on definitions, management, value creation, valuation and reporting of human capital and assets. 

Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World provides researchers and students in all disciplines of management with a wide-ranging reference and will provide new insights of developing and managing talent in the the new networked economy that could be applied by advanced practitioners to augment company success.
Introduction - Meir Russ 

Chapter 1- “Epistemological perspectives in the analysis of human capital and human assets and the development of the knowledge based economy”; Knut Ingar Westeren 

Chapter 2- “Knowledge transfer networks, value creation and cultural aspects in industrial production”; Knut Ingar Westeren 

Chapter 3- “Emerging technologies for data research; implications for bias, curation and reproducible results”; Daniel Worden 

Chapter 4- “Thrive Transitional Experiences: Self-knowledge, Improvisation and Transformation Quotient in a highly dynamic networked world”; Victoria Choi Yue Woo, Richard J. Boland Jr., and David L. Cooperrider 

Chapter 5- “Teams’ tacit knowledge in the networked world”; Michael Cohen and Sukanto Bhattacharya 

Chapter 6- “Integrating values, purposes and visions for responsible development”; Federico Niccolini, Elizabeth B. Davis, Monia La Verghetta, and Valentina Pilotti 

Chapter 7- “Human capital gone into the dark side: XXI century’s financial centres: Is FinTech a solution?”; Mikel Larreina and Leire Gartzia 

Chapter 8-“Transforming Shoulder Care with Innovative Networks and Shared-Care Accountability Models”; Farah Nabi, Stephen Gallay, Erik Hellsten, Joel Lobo and Jesse Slade Shantz 

Chapter 9- “Human-derived capital: The search for “Yeti” or an evidence-based approach?”; Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan, Paul P. Poppler, Ernie Stark and Greg Ashley 

Chapter 10- “Human capital: The mathematics of measurement!”; Krishna Priya Rolla 

Chapter 11- “Under-Investments in Innovative SMEs: The Effect of Entrepreneurial Cognitive Bias”; Raphael Bar-El, Ilanit Gavious, Dan Kaufmann, Dafna Schwartz
Meir Russ is a Professor in Management at the Austin E. Cofrin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin--Green Bay. He also teaches at KEDGE-Bordeaux School of Management, the University of Pisa, GSA Master program, NORD University, Norway; Master of Knowledge Management program and at Roma-Tre, Rome, Italy Ph.D. program. His research interests include human capital valuation methods, knowledge-based strategies and the new-knowledge based economic development among others. In addition to his academic focus, Dr. Russ serves in a consulting capacity with a number of multinational companies in the area of global strategic management and knowledge management. Prof. Russ is the founding editor of The International Journal of Management and Business (IJMB) and at present he is the Chief Editor of Online Journal of Applied Knowledge Management (OJAKM).
This volume contains 11 essays by business and other researchers from North America, Australia, Israel, Europe, and India, who explore the impact of new technologies on the intersection of human and social capital and assets. They emphasize human capital an assets from a connectionist perspective that focuses on the infusion of the traditional human capital and social and knowledge-based systems, extending discussion of the interaction between types of capital among different actors over different time frames and addressing how it changes based on the application of new networked technologies. They examine epistemological perspectives in the analysis of human capital and assets and the development of the knowledge-based economy; knowledge transfer and value creation in meat producing firms in different countries; the impact bias in how researchers scan their environment, and the role of big data and artificial intelligence; adaptations of individuals to fast-changing environments; sharing tacit knowledge in intra-firm teams; and how knowledge sharing and envisioning processes can have positive effects on human and social capital growth. Others address challenges of the financial industry from the perspective of human and social capital, a new model of collaboration that integrates technology in the Canadian health care system, the literature on examples of human-derived capital, the challenge of measuring human capital, and the impact of CEOs’ cognitive biases and perception from external financial constraints on innovative small and medium-sized enterprises’ growth opportunities.

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