Sustaining Human Capital Value

  • Kimberly K. MerrimanEmail author


This chapter examines a basic but essential premise underlying the value of the assembled workforce. That is, for the workforce to have an ongoing value, its value producing properties must be sustained. The ongoing value of the assembled workforce is dependent on how the human resources are developed, trained, and employed going forward to maintain, enhance, or deplete the aggregate human capital value. This chapter draws from a range of research literature to describe four areas in which employer investment in employees is shown to impact employee performance contributions over the long-term: regeneration of physical and mental health, regeneration of viable skills, and maintenance of motivation.


Sustaining human capital Performance-regeneration paradox Human welfare 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Manning School of BusinessUniversity of Massachusetts LowellLowellUSA

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