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Why emotional capital matters in education and in labour? toward an Optimal exploitation of human capital and knowledge management

Bénédicte Gendron ()
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Bénédicte Gendron: MATISSE, http://matisse.univ-paris1.fr

Cahiers de la Maison des Sciences Economiques from Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1)

Abstract: From the perspective of the Chicago school, there is no behaviour that is not interpretable as economic. In this paper, we discuss the assertion in the perspective of an optimal constitution and exploitation of Human Capital, through our conceptual framework named Emotional Capital (EC). Referring to emotional intelligence, we show that emotional capital, more than an additional capital, is a booster capital potentializing or energizing the human, social and cultural capitals, EC is critical to enable human capital formation, accumulation and, its optimal exploitation for individuals and crucial in knowledge management in the today's increasingly complex and competitive global workplace for companies and organisations. Our conceptual model enables to understand student academic success or failure on the one hand, the different occupational and jobs choices and career prospect between men and women, and organizations or companies successes as well, on the other hand.

Keywords: Human capital; emotional capital; skills; occupational choice; economics of gender; economics education; education; labour; knowledge management; organizational behaviour; personnel management; labour management (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A2 D23 D83 I21 J2 J21 J24 J16 M12 M54 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2004-12
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