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Human capital, social capital and organizational performance: A structural modeling approach

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  • J. Augusto Felicio

    (School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon)

  • Eduardo Couto

    (School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon)

  • Jorge Caiado

    (CEMAPRE, School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon)

Abstract

This research evaluates the human capital and social capital of managers and its influence on the performance of small and medium-sized Portuguese companies. We resorted to the structural modeling methodology approach applied to a sample of 192 small and medium companies aged between four and fifteen years from five different activity sectors. It was concluded that human capital affects social capital and the experience and cognitive ability influence personal relations and complicity. The organizational performance is strongly influenced by human capital through the cognitive ability of the manager. It's an important contribution to the management literature.

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Paper provided by Centre for Applied Mathematics and Economics (CEMAPRE), School of Economics and Management (ISEG), Technical University of Lisbon in its series CEMAPRE Working Papers with number 1302.

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Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2013
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Handle: RePEc:cma:wpaper:1302

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Keywords: Human capital; Social capital; Organizational performance; Cognitive ability; Small and medium enterprises;

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