Special Issue Call for Papers


Special Issue on Human Capital and its Influence on Organisational Performance

This special issue will provide a systematic overview and state-of-the-art research in the field of Human Capital, and will outline new developments in fundamental, approaches, and methodologies of research in field or in this area. Human Capital is an Intellectual Capital Component together with Social Capital and Customer Capital, just to mention the least. The Resources-Based-View of the firm places critical attention to Human Capital as leverage for Organisational Performance. It takes Human Capital to configure other organisational resources such as finances, and material resources. In other words a firm can possess and have these resources in their abundance; as long as they are not deployed strategically for organisational performance achievement they become useless. It takes Human capital to move these resources and configure them in such a manner that optimal benefits are derived for shareholder value. Most of literature in Strategic management tends to relegate firms resources including Human capital to the peripherals of management practices. Human resources for example has long been considered and viewed as any other organisation costs that could be avoided if possible. However Human Capital based view suggests that organisations actually hire and remunerate the intellectual capital of labour, rather than physical beings. It is on this score that this proposal for a special issue in Human Capital and its influence on Organisational performance is being made.

About the issue

This special issue is dedicated to a set of best papers in the field of Human Capital. Full papers will be subject to a strict review procedure for final selection to this special issue based on the following criteria:

1. Quality and originality in theory and methodology in research on Human Capital and its influence on Organisational performance;

2. Relevance to Human Capital research area, such as
   a. Knowledge Management;
   b. Intellectual Capital models and methods in Human Capital development;
   c. Innovation;
   d. Organisational Performance.

3. Application orientated research which exhibits originality in Human Capital theory, such as
   a. The role and the importance of the Human Capital for the Organisation’s performance particularly in business, education, health, safety, engineering, and finance.

4. Extended papers must contain at least 40% new material (qualitative) relative to the conference paper.

Important dates

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2015
Notification of Acceptance: September 15, 2015
Final Version Due: October 15, 2015
Special Issue Publishing Date: November 15, 2015

Guest Editor

Bongani Ngwenya
Dean, Faculty of Business at Solusi University
Email: ngwenyab@solusi.ac.zw / nbongani@gmail.com

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Guest Editor, Bongani Ngwenya at the address: <nbongani@gmail.com> / <ngwenyab@solusi.ac.zw>

or through the journal's Paper Submission System.