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Exploiting Intellectual Capital for Economic Renewal

1Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal
2IIT School of Applied Technology, Chicago, USA

International Journal of Innovation Science

ISSN: 1757-2223

Publication date: 14 March 2015


This study proposes a model to analyze the relationship between leadership, intellectual capital (human, structural, and relational), and their contribution to economic renewal. The study contributes to the literature and higher education institution (HEI) management, by examining empirically and in greater depth, the antecedents and determinants of this problem. This study applies variance-based structural equation modeling, using partial least square on a sample of 195 academics from 52 countries. The results show that leadership has a positive and direct impact on human, structural, and relational capital, and that human capital has positive and direct impact on the structural and relational capital of the studied HEIs. Hence, we found that only the structural and relational capital of the HEIs have positive and direct impact on the contribution to economic renewal.


Santos-Rodrigues, H., Gupta, P. and Carlson, R. (2015), "Exploiting Intellectual Capital for Economic Renewal", International Journal of Innovation Science, Vol. 7 No. 1, pp. 13-26.



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