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Hawthorne Studies
These are the experiments which inspired Elton Mayo Ettal to create the Human relations Movement. Study was conducted on the working groups in the Hawthore plant Chicago; which is of great importance to Industrial and Organizational Theories.

Human capital
Individuals who invested time and money in education, training and other qualities that increase their productivity and thus their worth to an employer are said to have greater endowment of human capital.

Human relation approach
It focused on behavior of employees in groups and marked a shift away from scientific management. It originated out of pioneering research carried out in Western Electric Company by Elton Mayo and colleagues between 1927-32 also known as Hawthorn studies.

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