Characterising Human Capital in the Craft Industry

Publication: Chapter in book/Conference proceedingContribution to conference proceedings

16 Downloads (Pure)


Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) play a significant role in Europe’s economy. Since SMEs have distinct organisational practices and structures (e.g. owner-run, continuity over several generations, regional engagement), their intellectual capital (IC) differs from large enterprises. However, there is little research on IC in SMEs. Placing special attention on the craft industry, this research aims at closing this gap. It will present a cross-disciplinary review of research on craft to explore the role of knowledge and human capital in the craft industry. The findings point to overall characteristics which can guide future research and inform policy-making in the craft industry.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 14th International Conference on Intellectual Capital, Knowledge Management & Organisational Learning
Editors Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Place of PublicationReading
PublisherAcademic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Pages145 - 151
ISBN (Print)978-1-911218-61-6
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 509018 Knowledge management

Cite this