Human Capital Formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Human Capital Formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku (Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia)
Release Date: October, 2019|Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 385
ISBN13: 9781522598107|ISBN10: 1522598103|EISBN13: 9781522598121|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9810-7


Advances in technological innovations, automation, and the latest developments in artificial intelligence (AI) have revolutionized the nature of work and created a demand for a new set of skills to navigate the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0). Therefore, it is necessary to equip displaced workers with a new set of skills that are essential for conversion into technical or other functional areas of business.

Human Capital Formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution is an essential research publication that recognizes the need to revitalize human capital formation for graduate employability in Industry 4.0 and discusses new skills and competencies needed to cope with the challenges present within this industrial revolution. The book seeks to provide a basis for curriculum design in line with the advances in technological innovations, automation, and artificial intelligence to enhance current and future employment. Featuring an array of topics such as curriculum design, emotional intelligence, and healthcare, this book is ideal for human resource managers, development specialists, training officers, teachers, universities, practitioners, academicians, researchers, managers, policymakers, and students.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Curriculum Design
  • Education Systems
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship Development
  • Gender Gap
  • Healthcare
  • Human Capital
  • Virtual Learning
  • Workforce Reskilling

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Sulaiman Olusegun Atiku is currently a Senior Lecturer (Human Resource Management) at Harold Pupkewitz Graduate School of Business (HP-GSB), Namibia University of Science and Technology, Namibia. He is a pragmatic researcher specializing in Human Capital Formation for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and Green Human Resource Management. He has over 11 years’ experience in Higher Education. A native of Lagos, Sulaiman graduated from the University of KwaZulu-Natal with a PhD degree in Human Resource Management. The author acquired his Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations at the Lagos State University, Nigeria. His Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree was also awarded at the Lagos State University in the field of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. He has lectured several courses in his field home/abroad and published many scholarly articles in international journals. He is a member of the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Certified Institute of Warehousing and Materials Management (CIWM), and Institute of People Management (IPM) South Africa.