Journal of Intellectual Capital: Volume 21 Issue 5


Table of contents - Special Issue: Intellectual Capital, Firms' Innovation Growth and Emerging Value Spaces

Guest Editors: Ahmed Bounfour, Hannu Piekkola, Carter Bloch

Intangibles and innovation-labor-biased technical change

Hannu Piekkola

This paper analyzes the productivity effects of structural capital such as research and development (R&D) and organizational capital (OC). Innovation work also produces…


Revisiting intangible capital and labour productivity growth, 2000–2015 : Accounting for the crisis and economic recovery in the EU

Felix Roth

This paper aims to revisit the relationship between intangible capital and labour productivity growth using the largest, up-to-date macro database (2000–2015) available to…


Why do some SME's become high-growth firms? The role of employee competences

Carita Mirjami Eklund

High-growth firms generate a large share of new jobs and are thus the key drivers of innovation and industry dynamics. As the employees' education supports innovation and…


External information sourcing and lead-time advantage in product innovation

Kristof Van Criekingen

Having a short throughput time for innovation projects, i.e. lead-time, can put firms in an advantageous position. The time that lapses between a project’s start and its…

The imitation-innovation link, external knowledge search and China's innovation system

Jie Wu, Xinhe Zhang, Shuaihe Zhuo, Martin Meyer, Bin Li, Haifeng Yan

The authors attempt to answer the basic questions: How is imitation tied to innovation? This question is addressed in the context of China's innovation system in the 2000s where…


The role of IT practices in facilitating relational and trust capital for superior innovation performance: the case of Taiwanese companies

Sladjana Cabrilo, Sven Dahms, Eugene Burgos Mutuc, Janita Marlin

The purpose of this study is to explore the moderating role of information technology (IT) practices in the increase of organizational capacity for generating innovation…

Valuing human capital career development: a real options approach

Francesco Baldi, Lenos Trigeorgis

There has been a long controversy in the literature on assessing the value of human capital – a long-sought but elusive and challenging task. The ability to quantify flexible…

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