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Human Capital Flows in Failing Organizations: An Integrated Conceptual Framework

Amankwah-Amoah, J. (2018) Human Capital Flows in Failing Organizations: An Integrated Conceptual Framework. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 19 (4). pp. 732-746. ISSN 1469-1930. (doi:10.1108/JIC-05-2017-0065) (KAR id:62623)

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Abstract

The paper examines the dynamics of human capital accumulation and human capital depletion in the processes leading to business failure. Design/methodology/approach – Building on the human capital theory, strategic human resource and business failure literature, this paper develops a conceptual framework which links the inward and outward dimensions of human capital flows in the business failure process. Findings – The analysis sheds light on why some highly skilled individuals may opt to flee declining firms to avoid being stigmatised whilst others become motivated to joint such firms. Research limitations/implications – The paper suggests that understanding the nature and dynamics of both flows are essential when seeking to avert collapse. Originality/value –In spite of a growing body of research on business failure and intense competition for top talent, much of the existing literature has circumvented the relationship between them. This study develops a unified model towards enhancing our understanding of the human capital flows.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1108/JIC-05-2017-0065
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and International Business
Depositing User: Joseph Amankwah-Amoah
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2017 14:45 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2021 15:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62623 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Amankwah-Amoah, J.: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0383-5831
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