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Intellectual Capital in the Digital Economy

1st Edition

Edited by Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, Leif Edvinsson


344 pages | 67 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-04-21
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This book presents a global view of digital and knowledge-based economies and analyses the role of intellectual capital, intellectual capital reports and information technology in achieving sustained competitive advantages in the globalized economy.

Intellectual Capital in the Digital Economy reviews the state of the art in the field of intellectual capital and intellectual capital reports, exploring core concepts, strengths and weaknesses, gaps, latest developments, the main components of intellectual capital, the main sections of the report, and indicators of each component. It presents experiences from pioneering companies and institutions in measuring intellectual capital around the world. It incorporates an interdisciplinary and cross-sectorial approach, offering a comparative view intellectual capital reports elaborated in different regions of the world. This book presents case studies and experiences on the building of intellectual capital reports in organizations. In addition, the book discusses the benefits and challenges of building intellectual capital reports in smart economies and societies.

This book is of direct interest to researchers, students and policymakers examining intellectual capital and the knowledge-based economy.


"This book offers a comprehensive, interdisciplinary insight into the concept of intellectual capital and its role in socio--economic growth and development as new sources of competitiveness are sought. The author offers a unique perspective to intellectual capital integrating international management, international human resource management, strategic management and elements of international political economy, thus making it a captivating read." — Anna Visvizi, Deree College - The American College of Greece

"In the era of Big Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Capital remains the key resource and enabler of innovation and sustainability. I recommend this book as a leading edition in covering the emerging convergence of IC and Information Technology." — Miltiadis D. Lytras, Research Professor, Deree College - The American College of Greece, Distinguished Scientist, King Abdulaziz University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Table of Contents

Section 1: Knowledge, innovation and the transition to a more circular economy 1 The future is digital – Insight is key! 2 Open innovation 2.0 supporting structural knowledge 3 The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) platform for sustainable development. From the digital economy to knowledge in the healthcare sector. Section 2: Global outlook and intellectual capital in Asia and Europe 4 What drives the development of intellectual capital? A longitudinal study 5 An intellectual capital framework of enterprise innovative efficiency capability: A Hong Kong study 6 A comprehensive analysis of the importance of intellectual capital elements to support contemporary developments in Chinese firms 7 Integrated strategy development based on intangibles Section 3: Intellectual capital and digitalized economy 8 IC Israel reporting - The journey from 1998 into the future 9 Intellectual capital and digital technologies in academic entrepreneurship: premises for a revolution? 10 Overcoming cognitive bias through intellectual capital management. The case of pediatric medicine. Section 4: Comparative view on national intellectual capital 11 Sustainable national intellectual capital in digital age: A global outlook 12 Comparative view on national intellectual capital Section 5: Towards the development of intellectual capital standards and culture 13 The trends of intellectual capital disclosure in the new economy: evidence from Australian firms 14 Entrepreneurialism: A multi-faceted cultural movement 15 Towards the development of intellectual capital standards 16 Intellectual capital management scoring: A contribution to measurement of intangibles standardization Section 6: Future challenges and risks for intellectual capital and trade on IA and ideas 17 Future challenges and risks for intellectual capital and trade on IA and ideas 18 The role of blockchain for intellectual capital enhancement and business model innovation. 19 From trade in goods and services to trade in ideas 20 Revisiting the intellectual capital research landscape – A systematic literature review Epilogue

About the Editors

Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos is a professor in the Department of Business Administration in the Faculty of Economics and Business at The University of Oviedo (Spain). She is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (IJLIC), International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management (IJABIM) and the book series Routledge Advances in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management.

Leif Edvinsson is a key pioneering contributor to theory and practice of Intellectual Capital (IC). He was the world’s first director of IC in 1991, and is Cofounder and Founding Chairman of The New Club of Paris. In 2000 he was appointed as the World´s First Professorship on Intellectual Capital at Lund University. In 2015 he was appointed Advisory Board to JIN - the Japan Innovation Network, and in 2016 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Norway Open Innovation Forum.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management

Strategic topics such as Organizational Learning (OL) Knowledge Management (KM), and Intellectual Capital (IC) are gaining greater interest both from the academic community and organisations in the highly competitive environment of today’s economy. The influence of innovation and learning present a competitive advantage for firms, universities, organizations and regions.

The main goal of this book series is to bring together a selection of new perspectives from leading researchers on topics such as knowledge management and learning in cities and regions; knowledge management and intellectual capital reporting in universities, research centres and cities; future skills of knowledge workers, gamification and more.

The books in this series will reflect the most up-to-date research by leading experts from around the world, with special attention to new emerging topics. Some of the books will have a specific focus on relevant topics within certain economies/zones (for example, Central Asia, Himalayan Region, Gulf Region, New Silk Route).

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Business Development