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Intellectual Capital Investments: Evidence from Panel VAR Analysis

Abstract Purpose – Investments in intellectual capital (IC) are often linked to competitive advantages that improve economic profit and increase the value of a company. However, this effect is reciprocal: Companies that generate higher cash flow can invest more in intellectual capital. The aim of this study is to analyze a dynamic relationship between IC […]

An Intellectual Capital based differentiation theory of innovation practice.

Abstract Purpose – This paper responds to calls to research recognising impediments to innovation practice. The paper argues that decision-making preferences by risk averse managers are a key impediment to the organisational support required for the commercialisation of new ideas, by exploring the relationship between forms of intellectual capital and innovation. As a result, categories […]

How do different business models affect intellectual capital?

Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether value-creating activities and intellectual capital (IC) accumulation are affected by different business models. Design/methodology/approach – Field visitations and interview-based questionnaires are used for data collection. This study uses the structural equation model to examine Taiwanese original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original brand manufacturers […]

Ambidexterity and dynamic capabilities in design management: an anatomy

The article fills the gap in innovation studies about design management dynamic capabilities analysing tensions in design decision making. ‘Ambidextrous organisation’ frame has been employed to report the system of tensions central to the design management. The research is based on the qualitative analysis of cases carried out in two phases. Tags: dynamic capabilities, design […]

Service innovation activities in e-government initiatives: the Taiwan experience

Publishers note(FSG) Its from Taiwan, but nonetheless holds important lessons for African governments implementing e-government initiatives. Information and communication technologies (ICT), particularly the internet, can be leveraged to enhance the offerings of e-government initiatives beyond simply providing access to information and services. The adoption of ICT could foster changes in the service concept, delivery system, […]

Towards a critical societal knowledge management

p5rn7vb Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to tackle the problem of societal knowledge management from the perspective of critical management research. The focus is on national intellectual capital analysis as part of societal knowledge management. First, the aim is to identify the dominant discourse that governs the discussion around national intellectual […]