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The influence of human, organizational and relational capital of universities on their performance: a developing economy perspective

Niti Chatterji (Amity Business School, Amity University Haryana, Gurugram, India)
Ravi Kiran (School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India)

Journal of Intellectual Capital

ISSN: 1469-1930

Article publication date: 7 June 2022

Issue publication date: 28 April 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

One in every four graduates of the world will be the product of Indian higher education system by the year 2030 as per a report issued by the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) in 2015. This brings out the growing significance of higher education sector and purpose of the study. The present study tries to explore the relationship between intellectual capital of universities and their performance.

Design/methodology/approach

Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied on the dataset of 590 respondents, and the suggested model reiterate that human capital, organizational capital and relational capital have a significant influence on a university's performance.

Findings

Human capital, organizational capital and relational capital have a significant influence on a university's performance. The study strongly recommends that factors like research facilitation, quality of work life, knowledge sharing, industry academia relationship and information disclosure have a strong influence on performance.

Originality/value

Not just India, but policymakers across Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) can strategize around intellectual capital to give a push to the fast-growing higher education sector.

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Citation

Chatterji, N. and Kiran, R. (2023), "The influence of human, organizational and relational capital of universities on their performance: a developing economy perspective", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 24 No. 3, pp. 799-829. https://doi.org/10.1108/JIC-03-2021-0087

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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