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The hidden face of intellectual capital: social policies

Eduardo Tomé (Universidade Lusíada – Porto, Porto, Portugal)

Journal of Intellectual Capital

ISSN: 1469-1930

Article publication date: 25 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to analyse the societal supply of intellectual capital (IC).

Design/methodology/approach

Conceptual analysis supported by statistical data.

Findings

The supply of IC is closely related to the existence of Welfare States (WS).

Research limitations/implications

A wider and deeper study should complement this one.

Practical implications

Politicians, Non‐Governmental Organizations and private organizations should understand that they can help the creation of the IC level they need in their countries and organizations, by supporting the creation of WS and social policies.

Originality/value

Social policies are neglected in the IC discussions, and this paper puts them at the core of the IC problematic, with wide and deep practical implications.

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Citation

Tomé, E. (2008), "The hidden face of intellectual capital: social policies", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 9 No. 3, pp. 499-518. https://doi.org/10.1108/14691930810892054

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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