As technology evolves, it can be difficult to maintain a competitive edge. The management of intangible resources like competence, relationships, brands, processes and systems becomes increasingly important in such a world. Intellectual Capital as a Management Tool reviews the evidence to demonstrate where the intellectual capital view of the firm has made major contributions.
The book introduces an updated version of the Intellectual Capital Navigator as an operational tool to help managers maximise value generation from an organisations portfolio of diverse resources. This tool is the only tool that enables organisations to use the resource based view of the firm in an operational way. The book also discusses future developments of the Intellectual Capital Navigator, increasing its precision around the financial aspects of the organisation.
The book has broad application across all types of organisations and in all operating environments and is vital reading for managers who want to understand and exploit the importance of managing intellectual capital.
'Filling a gap in the intellectual capital field, the book reviews critical developments in the field in the last two decades and discusses future versions of the Intellectual Capital Navigator and the Effector. Academics, researchers, students and managers and business leaders will benefit from the innovative views and insights as well as practical lessons.' - Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, The University of Oviedo, Spain
Chapter 1: The Evolution of the Intellectual Capital Perspective; Chapter 2: The Contribution of The Intellectual Capital View of The Firm to Key Business Issues; Chapter 3: The Intellectual Capital Navigator as a Strategic Tool; Chapter 4: Analyses Using the Navigator and the Effector