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Intellectual Capital in the Digital Economy

ISBN 9781032173290
Published September 30, 2021 by Routledge
340 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 reports, 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 of 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.

Table of Contents


Patricia Ordóñez De Pablos

Section 1: Knowledge, Innovation and the Transition to a More Circular Economy

1. The Future Is Digital – Insight Is Key!

Truls Berg

2. Open Innovation 2.0 Supporting Structural Knowledge

Bror Salmelin

3. The World Health Innovation Summit (WHIS) Platform for Sustainable Development. From the Digital Economy to Knowledge in The Healthcare Sector.

Gareth Presch, Francesca Dal Mas, Daniele Piccolo, Maksim Sinik and Lorenzo Cobianchi.

Section 2: Global Outlook and Intellectual Capital in Asia and Europe

4. What Drives the Development of Intellectual Capital? A Longitudinal Study

Aino Kianto, Mika Vanhala, Paavo Ritala and Henri Hussinki

5. An Intellectual Capital Framework of Enterprise Innovative Efficiency Capability: A Hong Kong Study

Irene Y.H. Fan, Rongbin W.B. Lee and Haley W.C. Tsang

6. A Comprehensive Analysis of The Importance of Intellectual Capital Elements to Support Contemporary Developments in Chinese Firms

Gang Liu, Aino Kianto and Eric Tsui

7. Integrated Strategy Development Based on Intangibles

Markus Will

Section 3: Intellectual Capital and Digitalized Economy

8. IC Israel Reporting - The Journey From 1998 Into the Future

Edna Pasher, Leif Edvinsson, Otthein Herzog and Lee Sharir

9. Intellectual Capital and Digital Technologies in Academic Entrepreneurship: Premises for A Revolution?

Giustina Secundo and Rosa Lombardi

10. Overcoming Cognitive Bias Through Intellectual Capital Management. The Case of Pediatric Medicine.

Francesca Dal Mas, Daniele Piccolo, and Daniel Ruzza

Section 4: Comparative View on National Intellectual Capital

11. Sustainable National Intellectual Capital in Digital Age: A Global Outlook

Carol Y.Y. Lin and Leif Edvinsson

12. Comparative View on National Intellectual Capital

Marcos Cavalcanti, Valéria Macedo and Larriza Thurler

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

Yiru Yan

14. Entrepreneurialism: A Multi-Faceted Cultural Movement

Piero Formica

15. Towards the Development of Intellectual Capital Standards

Ron Young

16. Intellectual Capital Management Scoring: A Contribution to Measurement of Intangibles Standardization

Florinda Matos and Valter Vairinhos

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

Karl Mcfaul

18. The Role of Blockchain For Intellectual Capital Enhancement and Business Model Innovation.

Daniel Ruzza, Francesca Dal Mas, Maurizio Massaro, and Carlo Bagnoli

19. From Trade in Goods and Services to Trade in Ideas

Eskil Ullberg

20. Revisiting the Intellectual Capital Research Landscape – A Systematic Literature Review

Henri Hussinki, Tatiana Garanina, Johannes Dumay and Erik Steinhöfel


Leif Edvinsson

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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 the 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 to the world's first professorship on Intellectual Capital at Lund University, Sweden. In 2015 he was appointed to the Advisory Board to JIN – the Japan Innovation Network, and in 2016 he was appointed to the Advisory Board of the Norway Open Innovation Forum. In 2006 he was promoted to Chair Professor in Intellectual Capital at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.


"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