Organizational capital as competitive advantage of the firm
Journal of Intellectual Capital
Article publication date: 1 July 2006
The elements that constitute the organizational capital or capital of the firm, namely its culture, structure, organizational learning, can be a source of competitive advantage. This paper is an attempt to assess organizational capital from the resource‐based view.
From an extensive literature review, an assessment framework for intellectual capital is developed.
By means of this framework organizational capital can be depicted as a set of: valuable assets; difficult to imitate; to replace; to transfer; with a prolonged life expectancy; and with a feasible rent appropriation.
Building of such an evaluation framework allows further research about other components of the intellectual capital of the firm, bridging the literatures focused on the resource‐based view and on intangible assets or intellectual capital.
Martín‐de‐Castro, G., Emilio Navas‐López, J., López‐Sáez, P. and Alama‐Salazar, E. (2006), "Organizational capital as competitive advantage of the firm", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 7 No. 3, pp. 324-337. https://doi.org/10.1108/14691930610681438
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