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dc.contributor.authorPerera, Ahesha
dc.description.abstractBusinesses around the world proclaim their employees as being the corporation’s most valuable resource. The field of human capital (HC) is not a new one and, studies focussing specifically on HC and its importance to organisations have been published in the academic press for several decades (Amit & Zott, 2001; Barney & Wright, 1998; Otoo & Mishra, 2018; Wernerfelt, 1984). However, despite continuous research attention, HC remains underdeveloped and an under- researched concept (Gambardella, Panico, & Valentini, 2015; Lewis & Heckman, 2006; McDonnell, 2011). Specially, there is an absence of uniformity in the meanings of term human capital, thus, this exploratory research inquired from those who make use of the concept to define it. Research methods will include interviews with 10 banks in Sri Lanka and New Zealand and secondary sources. Data analysis was carried out using content analysis. The findings revealed that there is a greater likelihood of banks in both countries defined the term HC in a similar way to a greater extent though the differences exist. The findings further, offered an insight for future investigations on how the definition of a developing country differ from that of a developed country.en_NZ
dc.publisherFaculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffnaen_NZ
dc.rightsThis journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. There is no embargo on the journal’s publications. Authors of articles published transfer the copyright of their articles to the Journal of Business Studies. JBS grants third parties the right to use, reproduce, and share the article according to the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial 4.0 International License which permits that articles may be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed, searched, linked to the full texts or used for any other lawful purpose which is noncommercial, as long as appropriate citation and/or acknowledgement is made.en_NZ
dc.subjectSri Lankaen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectfinancial sectoren_NZ
dc.subjecthuman capitalen_NZ
dc.subjecthuman resources management (HRM)en_NZ
dc.titleHuman capital in the banking sector : cross cultural definitionen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holderFaculty of Management Studies and Commerce, University of Jaffnaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150305 Human Resources Managementen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden150203 Financial Institutions (incl. Banking)en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationPerera, A. (2018). Human capital in the banking sector: Cross-cultural definition. Journal of Business Studies, 5 (2), 1-28.en_NZ
unitec.publication.titleJournal of Business Studiesen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeJaffna, Sri Lankaen_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaManagement and Marketing

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