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Journal Issue
Volume 15 Issue 3, Linking Theory and Practice in Intellectual Capital / Oct 2017  pp145‑212

Editor: Dr. Ilídio Tomás Lopes, Dr. Rogério Marques Serrasqueiro

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Editorial for the Special Issue on Linking Theory and Practice in Intellectual Capital  pp145‑146

Dr. Ilídio Tomás Lopes, Dr. Rogério Marques Serrasqueiro

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Intellectual Capital and Value Co‑Creation: an Empirical Analysis from a Marketing Perspective  pp147‑158

Marco Valerio Rossi, Domitilla Magni

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Building Intellectual Capital for Sustainable Development: Combining Local Wisdom and Advanced Knowledge  pp159‑169

Roland Bardy, Arthur Rubens, Paul Eberle

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Chief Knowledge Officers and Other Knowledge Management Executives Effect on Strategic Intent, Intellectual Capital Generation, and Firm Performance? An Empirical Research Study of Chief Knowledge Officers and Knowledge Executives in the USA  pp170‑182

Harold Dennis Harlow

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Who’s on Stage? The Roles of the Project Sponsor and of the Project Leader in IC Reporting  pp183‑193

Maria Serena Chiucchi, Marco Giuliani

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Achieving HR Function Consistency as a Challenge for HR Practitioners in Project‑oriented Organizations  pp194‑203

Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej

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Authentic Leadership and Psychological Capital: The Impact on Egyptian Employees' Work Well Being  pp204‑212

Aya Maher, Heba Samir Mahmoud, Salma El Hefny

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The objective of this exploratory paper is to discuss the impact of psychological capital on Egyptian employees’ work well‑being. Some scholars defined positive psychological capital as the individual’s positive psychological state that has four components which are efficacy, optimism, hope, and resilience. Positive psychological capacities are states rather than fixed traits and they can be developed through the authentic leadership and trust. On the other hand, work wellbeing; is concerned with human potential power and happiness‑oriented. The significance of this study lies in the fact that positive psychological capital should be an issue of concern to leaders of public organizations in Egypt due to its effect on employees’ work well being. The significance of the study is also due to the increasing deterioration in public employees’ job performance and productivity, which is reflected in the poor quality of services rendered to citizens and their dissatisfaction with many public services offered by these organizations. The research question will then focus on what is the impact of psychological capital on Egyptian employees’ work well being. The analysis of this study was drawn from different academic literature and in‑depth interviews with three senior employees and leaders in different public organizations. Recommendations revealed that leaders of public organizations should give more attention to the importance of positive psychological resources as core psychological factors that affect their employees’ performance, satisfaction, turnover rate and employees’ work well being. 


Keywords: Psychological capital, authentic leadership, trust, work well-being, efficacy, optimism, hope, resilience & Egyptian public organizations.


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