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National Intellectual Capital Index: A United Nations initiative for the Arab region

Nick Bontis (DeGroote Business School, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

Journal of Intellectual Capital

ISSN: 1469-1930

Article publication date: 1 March 2004

Abstract

The intellectual capital of a nation (or a region of nations) requires the articulation of a system of variables that helps to uncover and manage the invisible wealth of a country. Most importantly, an emphasis on human capital allows for a better understanding of the hidden values, individuals, enterprises, institutions, and communities that are both current and potential future sources of intellectual wealth. This paper endeavours to address the five research questions. The main outcomes of this paper are the development of a national intellectual capital measurement methodology and index. The NICI is also used within a structural equation model to test several hypotheses related to national intellectual capital development.

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Bontis, N. (2004), "National Intellectual Capital Index: A United Nations initiative for the Arab region", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 13-39. https://doi.org/10.1108/14691930410512905

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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