Harnessing and Optimal Utilization of Human Capital in Virtual Workplace Environments Academic Article uri icon


  • The primary purpose of this article is to demonstrate the role of virtual human resource development (VHRD) in promoting optimal utilization of human capital in virtual workplace settings currently characterized by millennial generation who surf the Internet, Tweet, talk, listen to iTunes, and text-message while working. To achieve the objective of the article, selected review of literature was conducted. The article defines human capital and demonstrates how technology can be positively used to promote virtual learning, workplace learning, and eventually lead to performance improvement in the workforce. Also discussed are the challenges of using Virtual HRD and implications for HRD theory, research, and practice.

published proceedings


author list (cited authors)

  • Nafukho, F. M., Graham, C. M., & Muyia, H.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Nafukho, Fredrick M||Graham, Carroll M||Muyia, Helen Machuma A

publication date

  • January 2010