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Strategic Human Capital

Creating a Sustainable Competitive Advantage Andrea Lanza, Professor of Strategic Management and Director of the Unical Business School (UBS) and the Master in Business Administration and Giuseppina Simone, Affiliate Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Calabria, Italy
This timely and insightful book bridges the gap between Strategy and Organization disciplines in the study of human capital. Andrea Lanza and Giuseppina Simone offer an innovative, unifying conceptual framework for managing this crucial asset. Based on original empirical evidence, the authors put forward a fresh perspective not on human capital strategy, dramatically advancing the field of strategic human capital with respect to both academic knowledge and managerial applications.
Extent: c 128 pp
Hardback Price: $99.00 Web: $89.10
Publication Date: May 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78990 858 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic Management
This timely and insightful book offers an innovative, unifying conceptual framework for managing the crucial asset of human capital. In order to do this, Andrea Lanza and Giuseppina Simone bridge the gap between Strategy and Organization disciplines in the study of human capital.

Clarifying ambiguous aspects overlooked by the extant literature, Lanza and Simone provide a new, theoretically grounded managerial tool to help organizations achieve the most from human capital. Based on original empirical evidence, the authors put forward a fresh perspective on human capital strategy. They also propose a fascinating, game-theoretic approach to solve the ‘Principal-Agent’ conflict in the context of human capital renewal, dramatically advancing the field of strategic human capital with respect to both academic knowledge and managerial applications.

Innovative and cutting-edge, this book offers crucial insights for scholars investigating strategic management and strategic human capital, as well as researchers interested in entrepreneurship and human resource management. It will also benefit managers and practitioners, providing guidance in developing and implementing strategic human capital visions.
‘This thoughtful text by Lanza and Simone considers one of the most important topics in management research today – how and when human capital is strategic, and its implications for firm performance. Not only does it offer a glimpse into the state of our current understanding of these issues, but it explores fresh and creative empirical analyses in an interesting context.’
– Timothy Folta, University of Connecticut, US
Contents: 1. Strategic Human Capital at the Crossroads 2. Understanding and clarifying the dynamics of Strategic Human Capital effects on performance: a quasi-replication of a major literature evidence 3. The effect of Strategic Human Capital renewal on organizational results: an empirical examination in the Italian Series A professional football league 4. Get the most of your most important asset. A conceptual and managerial model for harnessing the value of Strategic Human Capital Index