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1st Edition

World Congress on Intellectual Capital Readings

Edited By

Nick Bontis

ISBN 9780750674751
Published December 14, 2001 by Routledge
436 Pages

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Book Description

An impressive collection of the latest cutting-edge work in the dynamic field of intellectual capital. Experts from around the world discuss the current state of affairs from a variety of perspectives, providing a cross-disciplinary view of the field. All contributors presented their research at the top global conference in this field - the World Congress on Intellectual Capital.

The underlying theme of the book is to explain how an organization can identify, measure, manage, leverage and act upon its collective intelligence towards the pursuit of sustainable innovation. The book is divided into three main parts which first establish a foundation of literature, then examine various measurement approaches and finally conclude with a variety of applications.

"This collection of papers from the conference is special for its seminal research, strategic visions, and thought-provoking discussions. Make sure this book has a place in your library!"
Dr. Jac Fitz-enz, Founder and Chairman, Saratoga Institute

Table of Contents

About the authors; Foreword; Introduction; Thought leadership on intellectual capital; Managing organizational knowledge by diagnosing intellectual capital: framing and advancing the state of the field; Digital knowledge: copyright intellectual property and the Internet; The power of knowledge pattern recognition; Competitive capital: a fourth pillar of intellectual capital?; Strategic knowledge sourcing, integration and assimilation: a capabilities portfolio perspective; Integrating organizational learning and knowledge management: a case study; Intellectual capital disclosures in Swedish Annual Reports; Relevant experiences on measuring and reporting intellectual capital in European pioneering firms; Understanding intellectual capital statements: designing and communicating knowledge management strategies; The learning capacity index: a measurement system for linking capacity to learn and financial performance; Developing a measure of knowledge management; ICBS innovation capability benchmarking system; Development and implementation of an intellectual capital report for a research technology organization; For better or worse? assessing the costs and benefits of contingent knowledge work as an investment in intellectual capital; Managing human capital with competency-based HR management; A dialectical model for best practices development; Debiasing science and technology investment decisions; An examination of the transfer of intellectual capital across cultures; Knowledge sharing in networked organizations; Index.

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Dr. Nick Bontis (Ph.D. University of Western Ontario) is an award-winning professor of strategic management at McMaster University and Program Director of the World Congress on Intellectual Capital. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Capital (the leading research publication in the field) and Director of the Institute for Intellectual Capital Research (a global research think-tank and KM consulting firm). He is Chief Knowledge Officer of Enterprises, which is the world's first knowledge exchange and auction, and sits on a variety of advisory boards for several knowledge-based companies. He is widely recognized as a leading researcher in the fields of intellectual capital, knowledge management, and organizational learning and is an internationally sought-after keynote speaker and respected management consultant. His latest publications appear in a variety of journals, including Journal of Management Studies, European Management Journal, Management Decision, Knowledge and Process Management, International Journal of Technology Management, Journal of Internet Research, and International Journal of Management Reviews, among others.


"The World Congress on Intellectual Capital is unique in the quality of papers presented. Rather than a rehashing of commonplace 'what we did' recountings by the same old group, these were fresh presentations of leading-edge material. This collection of papers from the conference is special for its seminal research, strategic visions, and thought-provoking discussions. Make sure this book has a place in your library!"
Dr. Jac Fitz-enz
Founder and Chairman, Saratoga Institute

"The World Congress on Intellectual Capital is one of the rare conferences which stands out in the crowd. It offers a holistic view on intellectual capital and knowledge management, featuring the latest developments in research and practice. It is a unique world-class conference worth the time and money. Picking up a copy of this book is the next best thing to being there."
Dr. Ante Pulic
Director, Austrian IC Research Centre

"The World Congress on Intellectual Capital brings together the business and educational community to fundamentally examine and explore the emergence of our New Economy. Every learning discipline is impacted by this deep transformational change. The only way we will emerge stronger is to continue bringing world-class researchers and management together to create new solutions or identify questions that we need to answer. The quality of the content in this compilation is first rate and I recommend it as a must read for all academics and managers."
Cindy Gordon
Partner and Vice President, XDL Intervest

"The World Congress on Intellectual Capital sets an international standard of theory, practice, and vision. This book provides one-stop shopping for being briefed on the core management innovations shaping our world today."
Debra M. Amidon
Founder and CEO, Entovation International