Human Capital Creation in Educational Organizations: the Role of Knowledge Management
Implementation of knowledge management in human capital development is crucial to sustaining competitive
advantage in educational organizations. Thus, this paper aims to highlight the importance of knowledge management by
exploring various literature concerning the relationship between knowledge management and human capital creation. A
literature review is formed to carry out several studies done by researchers that support the emphasis on knowledge
management in human capital development. Research findings show that three important attributes specifically,
encompassing knowledge management process, establishing organizational culture and encouraging communication among
employees will augment human capital benefits in organizations. These three elements are capable of affecting employees'
perceptions of human capital benefits, as well. Hence, this paper conduces to human capital studies by subsuming knowledge
management practices as an antecedent to human capital creation. Furthermore, implementing effective knowledge
management processes in organizations will lead to human capital benefits to a greater extent.
Index Terms - Educational Organizations, Human Capital and Knowledge Management.