© 2008 – Routledge
224 pages | 76 B/W Illus.
It is widely held that the successful management of knowledge resources within industry creates value. However, how this value is created is less clear. This book explores the management of knowledge resources in organisations. Several of the frameworks which have been created around the world to manage knowledge resources are examined and the book contains several examples of these frameworks in action in order to assess their relevance.
The author revolutionizes the measurement and management of intellectual capital and knowledge resources by establishing the important link between organisational strategy and the intellectual capital of an organisation. Drawing on previously established frameworks, Ricceri creates a framework for the Strategic Management of Knowledge Resources. Ricceri’s thorough analysis of the subject includes analysis and discussion of issues such as resources dynamics and stakeholder engagement.
"Ricceri has provided a valuable and highly contemporary view of the state of intellectual capital and knowledge management, packed with rich examples of leading practice around the world, and offering practical insights into the application to organizational strategy."
Ross Dawson, CEO, Advanced Human Technologies and author, Developing Knowledge-Based Client Relationships 2nd Edition
"Federica Ricceri elevates knowledge management from a functional specialty to its rightful place as a strategic determinant of enterprise value and competitive advantage. In Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management she provides a cogent and articulate linkage between the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ of effectively identifying, measuring and then managing intellectual capital. This is essential reading for investors, managers, policy-makers and anyone else with a stake in the global, service-oriented, intangibles-driven economy of the 21st Century."
Jonathan Low, Partner, Predictiv/CCW.
Federica Ricceri has captured the breadth and depth of the knowledge management and intellectual capital fields in this detail focused and original book. The book is data driven and is full of thought provoking ideas. It is destined to challenge and reshape established ways of thinking about the intersection of knowledge management and intellectual capital and how these realms are implicated in the strategic management of Firm resources. The book synthesises existing material in a manner that makes is easy to track the evolution of thought in the field. The book melds this synthesis with interesting, original, and contemporary observations about the roles that intellectual capital and knowledge management play in the management of value, and in its creation. This book will surely help many readers make significant progress in their quest to better measure and manage knowledge resources for the good of themselves, the entities they are connected to, and for society as a whole.
Professor Richard Petty
Associate Dean (International)
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Hong Kong - Singapore - Sydney
"The past decade has seen a rapid exploration of the impact of knowledge and intangibles on organisational performance. For both the scholar and practitioner it is useful to be able to ‘take stock’ of where we are at and where we should be heading. In this book Frederica Ricceri provides this facility with a comprehensive review of the state of the art and the contribution of a new framework for the strategic management of knowledge resources."
Dr. Laurence Lock Lee, Co-founder and Principal, Optimice Pty Ltd.
"This book provides a comprehensive and stimulating overview of knowledge resources and intellectual capital management frameworks and practices. It worths reading"
Professor, European Chair on Intellectual Capital Management
"This thoughtful book provides an informed understanding of contemporary thinking and practice in IC and MKR and the proposed strategic management of knowledge resources framework provides important challenges for future contributions in these fields."
Professor James Guthrie
Faculty of Economics and Business
The University of Sydney
1. Introduction 2. Analysis of Contemporary IC Frameworks 3. MKR in Practice: Danish Developments 4. MKR in Practice: International Developments 5. Strategic Management of Knowledge Resources Framework. Appendix A. Appendix B
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