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Human Capital, International Standards Of

  • Peter StokesEmail author
  • Tony WallEmail author
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Human capital standards involve the participatory national and international development and codification of norms and guidelines relating to the roles, structures, and processes that guide human and organizational behavior and interactions within, and between, organizations, institutions, and potentially society as a whole. As standards, they are developed for operationalization on a global scale, often through national standards bodies.


The drive for progress is a central underlying tenet of the development of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDG), and any form of progress will involve resources, structures, and protocols. Yet it is also recognized that all of these are necessarily driven through human resources, or more generally expressed, people/human beings; thus, it is important to focus attention on the human dimensions that are ultimately the driver of initiatives such as the UN SDG. The establishment...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leicester Castle Business SchoolDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.International Thriving at Work Research CentreUniversity of ChesterChesterUK

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