The Evolution and analysis of the viability of human resources and its relationship with the innovative capacity: An empirical study in various European countries

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Opute, J, Gutierrez, S, Blazquez Resino, J J, Jimenez Estevez, P and Pittendrigh, Q (2017). The Evolution and analysis of the viability of human resources and its relationship with the innovative capacity: An empirical study in various European countries. in: Serrano, J M, Moreno, R and Guiterrez, S (ed.) New scenarios and socio-economic challenges after the crisis: A comparative perspective, Spain and Europe Madrid Editorial DYKINSON, S.L..
AuthorsOpute, J, Gutierrez, S, Blazquez Resino, J J, Jimenez Estevez, P and Pittendrigh, Q
EditorsSerrano, J M, Moreno, R and Guiterrez, S
Abstract

ABSTRACT

Although literature regarding strategic management of human resources is varied and extensive in empirical studies that attempt to measure the strategic contribution of human capital, those that use economic and financial indicators for their measurement are few in number. In this publication, we intend to demonstrate how a specific variable of measurement regarding the investment in human capital has a significant impact on the innovative capacity of a firm. Our work also analyzes the evolution of these indicators in several European countries and sectors. Using a sample of 813 companies belonging to the AMADEUS database, we found that the profitability of human capital does not follow a similar trend as compared to the other economic and financial indicators, thus we emphasize the existence of a relationship between this profitability and the capacity of innovation that a company possess. These findings reveal the possibility for new research that links investment in human capital to the strategic development of the company.

Year2017
Book titleNew scenarios and socio-economic challenges after the crisis: A comparative perspective, Spain and Europe
PublisherEditorial DYKINSON, S.L.
Place of publicationMadrid
Edition1
ISBN9788491483236
Publication dates
Print01 Dec 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited27 Apr 2019
Accepted01 Aug 2017
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.2307/j.ctt1zgwj3m
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