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As the new endogenous growth theory suggests, TFP growth is closely related to accumulation of the intangible capitals, such as human capital and research and development.
Toshihiko Fukui

Meaning of "human capital" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HUMAN CAPITAL

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Human capital is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HUMAN CAPITAL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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Human capital

Human capital is the stock of competencies, knowledge, habits, social and personality attributes, including creativity, cognitive abilities, embodied in the ability to perform labor so as to produce economic value. It is an aggregate economic view of the human being acting within economies, which is an attempt to capture the social, biological, cultural and psychological complexity as they interact in explicit and/or economic transactions. Many theories explicitly connect investment in human capital development to education, and the role of human capital in economic development, productivity growth, and innovation has frequently been cited as a justification for government subsidies for education and job skills training. "Human capital" has been and is still being criticized in numerous ways. Michael Spence offers signaling theory as an alternative to human capital. Pierre Bourdieu offers a nuanced conceptual alternative to human capital that includes cultural capital, social capital, economic capital, and symbolic capital. These critiques, and other debates, suggest that "human capital" is a reified concept without sufficient explanatory power.

Definition of human capital in the English dictionary

The definition of human capital in the dictionary is the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those acquired through investment in education and training, that enhance potential income earning.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HUMAN CAPITAL

human being
human cloning
human ecology
human embryonic stem cell
human engineering
human error
Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority
human genome
human growth hormone
human immunodeficiency virus
human interest
human interest story
human megaphone
human nature
human papilloma virus
human race
human resource management
human resources
human rights
human rights abuses

WORDS THAT END LIKE HUMAN CAPITAL

capital
community hospital
cottage hospital
digital
equity capital
general hospital
hospital
maternity hospital
occipital
paid-in capital
risk capital
seed capital
share capital
small capital
social capital
spital
start-up capital
teaching hospital
university hospital
venture capital
working capital

Synonyms and antonyms of human capital in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «human capital» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HUMAN CAPITAL

Find out the translation of human capital to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of human capital from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «human capital» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

人力资本
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

capital humano
570 millions of speakers

English

human capital
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मानव पूंजी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رأس المال البشري
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

человеческий капитал
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

capital humano
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মানব সম্পদ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

capital humain
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

modal insan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Humankapital
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

人的資本
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

인적 자본
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ibukutha manungsa
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nguồn nhân lực
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மனித மூலதனம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मानवी भांडवल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Beşeri sermaye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

capitale umano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kapitał ludzki
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

людський капітал
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

capitalul uman
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ανθρώπινου κεφαλαίου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

menslike kapitaal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

humankapital
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

humankapital
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of human capital

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HUMAN CAPITAL»

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about human capital

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8 QUOTES WITH «HUMAN CAPITAL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word human capital.
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Daniel Akaka
There is a human capital crisis in the federal government. Not only are we losing the decades of talent as civil servants retire, we are not doing enough to develop and nurture the next generation of public servants.
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Gary Becker
My work on human capital began with an effort to calculate both private and social rates of return to men, women, blacks, and other groups from investments in different levels of education.
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Lars Feld
Fiscal decentralisation does not lead to higher economic growth because economic growth is much more driven by factors other than taxes and spending, e.g. increases in technological progress and improved human capital.
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Toshihiko Fukui
As the new endogenous growth theory suggests, TFP growth is closely related to accumulation of the intangible capitals, such as human capital and research and development.
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Paul Hawken
We are now heading down a centuries-long path toward increasing the productivity of our natural capital - the resource systems upon which we depend to live - instead of our human capital.
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Laurene Powell Jobs
I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed - geared toward improving our entire society.
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Rita Levi-Montalcini
I say to the young, be happy that you were born in Italy because of the beauty of the human capital, both masculine and feminine, of this country... No other country has such human capital.
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Ahmed Zewail
Egypt has great potential because of the latent power of its human capital.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HUMAN CAPITAL»

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Human Capital: A Theoretical and Empirical Analysis, with ...
This expanded edition includes four new chapters, covering recent ideas about human capital, fertility and economic growth, the division of labor, economic considerations within the family, and inequality in earnings.
Gary S. Becker, 2009
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The ROI of Human Capital: Measuring the Economic Value of ...
Utterly up-to-date, this is the go-to resource for organizations performing the essential task of measuring the value of their people.
Jac FITZ-ENZ, 2009
3
Human Capital Management: Achieving Added Value Through People
This unique book describes how HCM provides a bridge between human resource management and business strategy.
Angela Baron, 2007
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Human Capital Analytics: How to Harness the Potential of ...
This visionary book will inspire you to apply the same tools used to evaluate and improve finance, marketing, and operations investments to human capital investments, with the same rigor.
Gene Pease, Boyce Byerly, Jac Fitz-enz, 2012
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Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital
Beyond HR shows how organizations can uncover distinctive talent contributions, strategically differentiate their HR practices and metrics, and more optimally allocate talent to create value.
John W. Boudreau, Peter M. Ramstad, 2013
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Human Capital: The Settlement of Foreigners in Russia 1762-1804
This book examines in detail the Russian government's policy of settling foreigners in European Russia during the last third of the eighteenth century.
Roger P. Bartlett, 1979
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The Oxford Handbook of Human Capital
This Handbook is designed for scholars and graduate students of organization and management theory, strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge and intellectual capital, accounting, IT, HR, IR, economic sociology and cultural studies.
Alan Burton-Jones, J.-C. Spender, Gary S. Becker, 2011
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Human Capital: Advances in Theory and Evidence
This book provides an interface between such research and its potential applications in government, education and business.
Joop Hartog, Henriëtte Maassen van den Brink, 2007
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Strategic Human Capital Management
The text includes case studies from leading private and public sector organizations and commentary from HR practitioners and academics.
Jon Ingham, 2007
10
Investing in Your Company's Human Capital: Strategies to ...
"A thorough explanation of human investment options from which an executive can make a better decision." -- Jac Fitz-enz, from the Foreword.
Jack J. Phillips, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HUMAN CAPITAL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term human capital is used in the context of the following news items.
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Harper: Human Capital, Necessary for Brand Building, Articles …
Group Head Human Capital Management and Development, FirstBank, Barbara A. Harper, spoke to Raheem Akingbolu on how human capital ... «THISDAY Live, Jul 15»
2
Human Capital Management Market by Solution, by Industry …
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/human-capital-management-market-by-solution- ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
3
Piketty's Capital should force a rethink on animals as property
Human capital cannot be owned by another person or traded on a market. Seeing as we do not live in a slave society anymore, it makes no ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
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Willis Drives Human Capital and Benefits Presence in UK Through …
Willis Group Holdings plc WSH, -0.02% the global risk advisory, re/insurance broking, and human capital and benefits firm, has today ... «MarketWatch, Jul 15»
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Ceridian Introduces Managed Services for Dayforce Human Capital
TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - July 15, 2015) - Ceridian announces the launch of Dayforce Managed Services, a new offering designed for organizations using ... «Digital Journal, Jul 15»
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Microeconomics of Human Capital: SMEs Are a Smart Supply
My previous post examined why talent development leaders need to look at human capital as a branch of microeconomics, studying how the ... «ATD, Jul 15»
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SMEs must invest in human capital for growth (SME Central)
One of these areas is human capital development. People challenges. The success of any organisation rests on having talented people to drive ... «AsiaOne, Jul 15»
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Avoiding Human Capital Problems When Closing An Automotive …
All too often, these companies overlook important legal requirements or planning steps, especially where human capital is concerned. Thus, we ... «Mondaq News Alerts, Jul 15»
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Human Capital Institute Announces 2015 Learning and Leadership …
Nearly every human capital survey shows that today's managers are failing to deliver new leaders with the critical competencies needed to ... «SYS-CON Media, Jul 15»
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Body set to deepen training on human capital development
As part of its contribution to building local human capital in the Nigerian Oil and Gas industry, Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria ... «BusinessDay, Jul 15»

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