Human Capital: What It Is and Why People Invest It
No longer mere company "assets," today's in-demand
workers have become free agents who can and do invest their
ability, behavior, and energy-their human capital-in the companies
of their choice. And the companies they choose, the companies that
will win in the marketplace, will be the ones that know how to
create and deliver the best return on that investment. In this
book, author Thomas O. Davenport explores the dynamics of this
emerging workplace phenomenon and describes specific strategies
that companies and workers can use to build mutually beneficial
relationships in the new knowledge economy.
THOMAS O. DAVENPORT is a principal with Towers-Perrin, an international strategy, organization, and human resources consulting firm. Formerly, he was responsible for operations management at JAMS/Endispute, one of the nation's largest mediation and arbitration companies. He lives in San Francisco.