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Intellectual capital

About: Intellectual capital is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 11167 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 282745 citation(s). The topic is also known as: Intellectual Capital. more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.1998.533225
Janine Nahapiet1, Sumantra Ghoshal2Institutions (2)
Abstract: Scholars of the theory of the firm have begun to emphasize the sources and conditions of what has been described as “the organizational advantage,” rather than focus on the causes and consequences of market failure. Typically, researchers see such organizational advantage as accruing from the particular capabilities organizations have for creating and sharing knowledge. In this article we seek to contribute to this body of work by developing the following arguments: (1) social capital facilitates the creation of new intellectual capital; (2) organizations, as institutional settings, are conducive to the development of high levels of social capital; and (3) it is because of their more dense social capital that firms, within certain limits, have an advantage over markets in creating and sharing intellectual capital. We present a model that incorporates this overall argument in the form of a series of hypothesized relationships between different dimensions of social capital and the main mechanisms and proces... more

Topics: Organizational capital (72%), Individual capital (72%), Structural capital (70%) more

14,279 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Apr 1997-
Abstract: From the Publisher: This groundbreaking book offers practical advice and rules of thumb for designing a business strategy that focuses on knowledge as an intangible asset. In eight chapters, Sveiby assembles a veritable toolbox of knowledge-based management techniques to enable managers to meet the new business challenges of the coming century. 28 charts; 16 tables. more

Topics: Intangible asset (59%), Intellectual capital (56%), Intellectual capital management (55%) more

3,368 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.5465/AMR.2005.15281445
Andrew C. Inkpen1, Eric W. K. Tsang2Institutions (2)
Abstract: We examine how social capital dimensions of networks affect the transfer of knowledge between network members. We distinguish among three common network types: intracorporate networks, strategic alliances, and industrial districts. Using a social capital framework, we identify structural, cognitive, and relational dimensions for the three network types. We then link these social capital dimensions to the conditions that facilitate knowledge transfer. In doing so, we propose a set of conditions that promote knowledge transfer for the different network types. more

Topics: Knowledge transfer (63%), Intellectual capital (58%), Human capital (56%) more

3,254 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1997-
Abstract: This work argues that knowledge has become the most important fact of economic life. It is the chief ingredient of what is bought and sold, the raw material people work with. In the new economy, intellectual capital - not natural resources, machinery or financial capital - has become the one indispensable asset of corporations. The volume shows how the emergence of the information age has changed the nature of wealth, and it offers new ways of looking at what companies do and how to lead them. In an economy based on knowledge, intellectual capital - the untapped, unmapped knowledge of organizations - has become a company's most useful tool. It is found in: the talent of the people who work there; the loyalty of the customers it serves and learns from; the value of its brands, copyrights, patents and other intellectual capital; and the collective knowledge embodied in its systems, management techniques and history - vital assets that are rarely managed and almost never managed skilfully. Readers should learn how to discover and map the human, structural and customer assets that are the knowledge based of a corporation; how General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, McKinsey, Merck & Co manage intellectual capital to improve performance; how intellectual capital can dramatically increase profitability; why the information economy demands new principles of managing people and working with customers; and how the knowledge economy affects readers personally, in their career, and how to capitalize on the opportunities it presents. more

Topics: Intellectual capital (76%), Intellectual capital management (71%), Structural capital (66%) more

3,123 Citations

Open accessBook
06 Mar 1997-
Abstract: Intellectual capital is a phrase covering corporate brainpower, information technology, and relationships with customers and suppliers, all of which influence a company's ability to make money They are all factors which tend to get overlooked because they are intangible and do not show up on a balance sheet Yet without them, a good company can founder This guide shows how to measure, manage and grow these hidden values as if they were money and takes accounting to a new level It establishes the need for identifying hidden assets, develops principles for intellectual accounting, explains the metrics, applies the model with real examples and provides an action plan for managing development and growth of intellectual capital more

Topics: Intellectual capital (69%), Intellectual capital management (67%), Relational capital (63%) more

3,096 Citations

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James Guthrie

96 papers, 8.6K citations

Nick Bontis

67 papers, 11.5K citations

John Dumay

61 papers, 3.7K citations

Indra Abeysekera

46 papers, 2.4K citations

Leif Edvinsson

35 papers, 6.4K citations

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