—This paper presents a research finding on the relationship between human capital and business performance. The objectives of the study were to examine the relationship between human capital and business performance. Further, the study determined the contribution of human capital on business performance. Finally the study examined the most important aspect of human capital that influenced business performance. Data in this study was collected from a sample of 390 managerial staff in Malaysian logistics companies based on stratified random sampling. The obtained data were analyzed using SPSS Version 20. The study found that human capital aspects are related to business performance. The study revealed that all aspects of human capital contributed significantly to business performance. The findings indicated that human capital aspects of employees’ competency and creativity emerged as the main factor that influenced business performance. This implies that competency and creativity have significantly enhanced the business performance in Malaysian logistics companies. Findings, implications and recommendations for future research from this study are discussed.
—Human capital, business performance.
Sarminah Samad is with Arshad Ayub Graduate Busines School, Faculty of Business Management, MITRANS, IKAZ, IBE, University Teknologi MARA Malaysia (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite:Sarminah Samad, "Assessing the Contribution of Human Capital on Business Performance," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.4, no.6, pp. 393-397, 2013.