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Organisational Capital
Modelling, Measuring and Contextualising

Edited By

Ahmed Bounfour

ISBN 9780415437714
Published December 22, 2008 by Routledge
320 Pages 52 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

There is much debate as to how companies carry out their activities in the context of new information and communication technologies influencing organizations to decentralize and develop new managerial practises including outsourcing and networking. Recent theories have emphasized the importance of organization as a key component for building corporate competitive advantage and scholars have looked at this from a range of perspectives including in relation to intangible assets, human capital, work training and the process dimension. Yet the concept of organisational capital as such – in spite of its indubitable relevance and attractiveness- is still to be clarified until now.

In this book the subject is approached in four ways. Firstly from an analytical perspective: what is the status of organisational capital as a concept and how is the defined; secondly from a ontological perspective: what type of (implicit) orders can be designed and implemented around organisations; thirdly from the measurement perspective: what kind of frameworks and what type of metrics can be prototyped; and finally the implementation perspective: how should organizations integrate the organisational capital perspective in the definition and implementation of their strategies for resources’ allocation. The book provides the first multifaceted and international effort from a broad perspective, aiming at clarifying the concept of organisational capital and determining its analytical and operational implications.


Table of Contents

Introduction Ahmed Bounfour


Chapter 1: Organizational Capital: Concept, Measure, or Heuristic? JC Spender


Chapter 2: The Power and Frailty of Organisational Capital Jan Mouritsen


Chapter 3: An Intellectual Capital View of Business Model Innovation Goran Roos


Chapter 4: Knowledge, Recognition and "Communautalism" Ahmed Bounfour


Chapter 5: Designing Sequences for Knowledge Exchange:The Hau-Ba Model Ahmed Bounfour and Gwenaëlle Grefe


Chapter 6: Dynamic Capabilities of Communities  Ahmed Bounfour


Chapter 7: The Dynamics of Self-renewal: A Systems-thinking to Understanding Organizational Challenges in Dynamic Environments Pirjo Ståhle


Chapter 8: Applying KVA Analysis, Risk Simulation and Strategic Real Options: The Shipyard Case Christine L. Komoroski, Thomas Housel, Sandra Hom and Johnathan Mun


Chapter 9: When IT Does Matter: Setting Up "Value Contracts" Between Stakeholders Yves Caseau


Chapter 10: Mapping Value Creation of Organizational Capital Bernard Marr


Chapter 11: Attention Management in Organizations: Four Levels of Support in Information Systems Claudia Roda and Thierry Nabeth


Chapter 12: Leveraging Organizational Capital for Innovation: The Process of Marketing Knowledge Co-Creation Florian Kohlbacher


Chapter 13: Organisational Capital and Competence Building  Anjali Bakhru


Chapter 14: IT, Organisational Capital and The Reporting (Measurement) Issue  Ahmed Bounfour








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Ahmed Bounfour is Professor at The University Paris Sud and the founder and titular of the European Chair On Intellectual Capital Management.


"A rich and encompassing perspective to the topic of organisational capital which highlights in depth insights in the way the knowledge economy functions" Katerina Nicolopoulou (University of Southampton, UK)