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ICBS – intellectual capital benchmarking system

Josep María Viedma Marti (Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Barcelona, Spain)

Journal of Intellectual Capital

ISSN: 1469-1930

Article publication date: 1 June 2001



Researchers in the area of strategic management agree on the key role of knowledge as a source of sustainable competitive advantage, but very few know how to manage knowledge that produces value or intellectual capital in an efficient way. Intellectual capital benchmarking system (ICBS) is trying to fill this gap using benchmarking techniques, and facilitating the process of learning from the best competitors. ICBS is at the same time a new strategic management method and a new strategic management tool that allows companies to benchmark core competencies or intellectual capital against world class best competitors of the same business activity. When using ICBS in an orderly systematic and repetitive way, we obtain competitiveness balance sheets that complement and perfect financial balance sheets and lead companies to leveraging intellectual capital. The system has been tested and successfully implemented in more than 30 European enterprises.



María Viedma Marti, J. (2001), "ICBS – intellectual capital benchmarking system", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 2 No. 2, pp. 148-165.




Copyright © 2001, MCB UP Limited

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