Editor: Professor Irene Farquhar
Subject: Human Resource Management (view other series in this subject area)
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An origin of the Research in Human Capital and Development book series dates back to over 20 years ago, when it was started by two professors of the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health. Professors-emeritus – Drs. Alan Sorkin (the Chief Editor) and David Salkever – issued seventeen volumes of empirical research in the human capital model of the demand for health, health as a durable capital stock, health and medical care as one of many inputs into production, the household production function, and investments in human capital. This book series is a collection of multi-author contributed research, and its volume editors explored a variety of themes within the human capital theory and empirical implications. The book series will continue to explore the role, value and impact of innovation on human capital.
Innovation as one of the main factors of economic growth that both depends and impacts human capital has become one of the domineering themes under the editorship of Dr. Irene Farquhar, who now serves as the Chief Editor of the book series.
Research in Human Capital and Development encourages academics, researchers and practitioners from throughout the world to share their research with an international audience. The series will interest all researchers committed to improving their understanding of human capital and development.
Economics of R&D and innovation as well as expedited implementation of discoveries and innovation have proven to profoundly impact human capital and development. Disparities across economies, industries and markets are largely determined by the rate of adopting and assimilating innovation. A more traditional framework of the human capital factors, including education, training, medical care, on-the-job training, home production, and other human capital looks at the opportunity cost of health as a “dependent” on many variables besides the price of medical care. Our research will continue to investigate and quantify how, under certain conditions, an increase in the opportunity cost of health may simultaneously reduce and increase the quantities of health inputs produced and demanded (within the same economy). Within the contents of the United States economy, the opportunity cost of health as an outcome of the embarked-upon healthcare reform will be researched.
Another traditional domain investigates how specific organizational priorities, structures, programs, policies, cultures, and the performance agreements impact, inhibit, and induce the human capital development. This book series will continue research in the continuity of factors embraced by this domain.
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