Worksite Fitness Policy in an Intellectual Capital Framework

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dc.contributor Svenska handelshögskolan, Institutionen för företagsledning och organisation, företagsledning och organisation sv
dc.contributor Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration, Department of Management and Organisation, Management and Organisation en
dc.contributor.author Aura, Ossi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-02T13:35:06Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-02T13:35:06Z
dc.date.issued 2006-11-30
dc.identifier.isbn 951-555-935-9
dc.identifier.issn 0424-7256
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10227/229
dc.identifier.uri URN:ISBN:951-555-935-9
dc.description.abstract In a framework of Intellectual Capital (IC), the effects and interactions of a Worksite Fitness Program (WFP) policy was studied with a multidisciplinary approach. In a preliminary study, indicators for physical activity (PAI), physical fitness (PFI), activity in WFP on a regular (WFPI) and on a events basis (WFPE) were created in line with positive findings regarding the associations between physical activity and fitness patterns and sick leave, perceived health, and self-assessed work ability. The intensity of physical activity was found to be the most important variable to predict positive associations with the above mentioned wellness parameters. In four case study follow-up settings, the effects and interactions of physical activity and fitness patterns and the company’s WFP-policy on different elements of IC were studied. Qualitative methods were applied in constructing indicators and a descriptive IC measure for each case company. In cross-sectional and follow-up settings, several findings with respect to IC were found regarding physical activity in general and activity in WFP in particular. Findings were relatively strong in health and wellness related indicators in Human Capital, where, as also in Structural Capital indicators such as the company climate and employee-superior relationship, revealed positive associations. Physical activity patterns were found to act in minor role in Relational Capital. Overall, WFP was seen to be an integrated part of Structural Capital. From the viewpoint of Worksite Fitness Program as a phenomenon, this study positioned WFP as an active element of Intellectual Capital. The literature in the field of WFP emphasizes the role of WFP as an instrument to activate employees in physical activity, and thus promote their health and wellbeing. With the wider perspective the active and long range WFP policy can support a company’s Structural and Relational Capital in line with the fundamental role it has on Human Capital. fi
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Svenska handelshögskolan sv
dc.publisher Swedish School of Economics and Business Administration en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Society
dc.relation.ispartofseries 164
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dc.subject capital fi
dc.subject worksite fitness program fi
dc.subject human resource management fi
dc.subject indicators fi
dc.subject physical activity fi
dc.subject physical fitness fi
dc.subject policy fi
dc.subject work ability fi
dc.subject.other Management and Organisation fi
dc.title Worksite Fitness Policy in an Intellectual Capital Framework fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja fi
dc.type.ontasot Doktorsavhandling sv
dc.type.dcmitype Text
dc.date.accepted 2006-12-10

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