The Value of Human Capital: Is Academic Performance Reflected in Academic Salaries
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The subject of human capital is of growing importance in accounting and business research in the 21st century. This paper empirically investigates whether an individual’s knowledge, skills and capabilities (human capital) are reflected in their compensation and is focussed on academics in the Province of Ontario, Canada. The study contributes to existing literature through the lens of individual level human capital and compensation. The regression analysis performed indicates a positive association between academic human capital and academic salaries. However, the current study measures human capital solely from a research perspective, as opposed to also considering academics teaching outputs.