O capital humano como motor de desenvolvimento sustentado

Translated title of the contribution: The human capital as an engine of sustainable development

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The development of contemporary societies, greatly promoted by so‐called knowledge society, based their pillars on the development of technology, the importance of networks of production and diffusion of knowledge. Concepts such as innovation and human creativity are the lever of the new creative dynamics
of development and play a leading role in all aspects of life, both social and economic. These concepts, Knowledge‐based in determination and in the ability of know how to innovate and recreate appropriate answers to each moment, are seen as intangible aspects, but deep determinants in a culture that is desired to be entrepreneurial and that could promote learning. But what distinguishes societies are its people and how they contribute knowledge, as the socio‐cultural and economic development will depend largely on the quality (human capital) of their subjects (human resources). In this study, we start from the principle that human capital is crucial in building a better formed society, most innovative and intelligent, toward more post‐materialist values and less traditional, with less inequality and more respectful of others. And, accordingly, the highest human capital corresponds a more developed and more well‐being society. The results show a significant relationship between human capital and the values that prioritize both self‐realization and participation as determination and independence and commitment participatory, essential conditions to foster a more plural and just society, with less social inequalities.
Translated title of the contributionThe human capital as an engine of sustainable development
Original languagePortuguese
Title of host publicationAtas Proceedings 19.º Congresso da APDR
PublisherAssociacao Portuguesa para o Desenvolvimento Regional (APDR)
ISBN (Print)978­989­96353­8­8
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event19.º Congresso da APDR. Iniciativa conjunta com Innovaflow Conference - Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Duration: 20 Jun 201321 Jun 2013
Conference number: 19


Conference19.º Congresso da APDR. Iniciativa conjunta com Innovaflow Conference


  • Human capital
  • Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creativity
  • Innovation


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