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Revista de Gestão dos Países de Língua Portuguesa

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ANTUNES, Ana Cristina; CAETANO, António  and  CUNHA, Miguel Pina e. The role of psychological capital in value creation for organizations. Rev. Portuguesa e Brasileira de Gestão [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.3, pp.2-10. ISSN 1645-4464.

Positivity applied to organizational contexts still has its importance questioned for organizational sciences. The aim of this paper is to critically examine the role of psychological capital, a core construct for positive organizational behavior, in value creation for organizations. Based on the current conceptualization of psychological capital, the relationships between this construct and other two forms of capital, human and social capital, are examined. A reinterpretation of the relationship between these three forms of capital, based on its demarcation, but also on their possible coordination and integration, is suggested. This critical analysis is complemented with an examination of the available empirical evidence and their contribution and limitations to the assumption of the added value of psychological capital to organizations.

Keywords : Positive Organizational Behavior; Psychological Capital; Human Capital; Social Capital.

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