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Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model.

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Gilbert, JH; Von Ah, D; Broome, ME
Published in: Nursing outlook
November 2017

Nurse managers must leverage both the human capital and social capital of the teams they lead in order to produce quality outcomes. Little is known about the relationship between human capital and social capital and how these concepts may work together to produce organizational outcomes through leadership of nurses.The purpose of this article was to explore the concepts of human capital and social capital as they relate to nursing leadership in health care organizations. Specific aims included (a) to synthesize the literature related to human capital and social capital in leadership, (b) to refine the conceptual definitions of human capital and social capital with associated conceptual antecedents and consequences, and (c) to propose a synthesized conceptual model guiding further empirical research of social capital and human capital in nursing leadership.A systematic integrative review of leadership literature using criteria informed by Whittemore and Knafl (2005) was completed. CINAHL Plus with Full Text, Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, Health Business FullTEXT, MEDLINE, and PsychINFO databases were searched for the years 1995 to 2016 using terms "human capital," "social capital," and "management."Analysis of conceptual definitions, theoretical and conceptual models, antecedents and consequences, propositions or hypotheses, and empirical support for 37 articles fitting review criteria resulted in the synthesis of the proposed Gilbert Conceptual Model of Organizational Intellectual Capital.The Gilbert Conceptual Model of Organizational Intellectual Capital advances the propositions of human capital theory and social capital theory and is the first model to conceptualize the direct and moderating effects that nurse leaders have on the human capital and social capital of the teams they lead. This model provides a framework for further empirical study and may have implications for practice, organizational policy, and education related to nursing leadership.

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Nursing outlook

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1528-3968

ISSN

0029-6554

Publication Date

November 2017

Volume

65

Issue

6

Start / End Page

697 / 710

Related Subject Headings

  • Organizational Culture
  • Nursing
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Models, Nursing
  • Leadership
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Humans
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 1110 Nursing
 

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Gilbert, J. H., Von Ah, D., & Broome, M. E. (2017). Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing Outlook, 65(6), 697–710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.005
Gilbert, Jason H., Diane Von Ah, and Marion E. Broome. “Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model.Nursing Outlook 65, no. 6 (November 2017): 697–710. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.005.
Gilbert JH, Von Ah D, Broome ME. Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing outlook. 2017 Nov;65(6):697–710.
Gilbert, Jason H., et al. “Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model.Nursing Outlook, vol. 65, no. 6, Nov. 2017, pp. 697–710. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2017.04.005.
Gilbert JH, Von Ah D, Broome ME. Organizational intellectual capital and the role of the nurse manager: A proposed conceptual model. Nursing outlook. 2017 Nov;65(6):697–710.
Journal cover image

Published In

Nursing outlook

DOI

EISSN

1528-3968

ISSN

0029-6554

Publication Date

November 2017

Volume

65

Issue

6

Start / End Page

697 / 710

Related Subject Headings

  • Organizational Culture
  • Nursing
  • Nurse's Role
  • Nurse Administrators
  • Models, Nursing
  • Leadership
  • Interprofessional Relations
  • Humans
  • 4205 Nursing
  • 1110 Nursing