Journal of Intellectual Capital: Volume 9 Issue 2


Table of contents - Special Issue: Intellectual capital for communities: the next step

Guest Editors: Professor Ahmed Bounfour

Understanding dynamics of intellectual capital of nations

Pirjo Ståhle, Ahmed Bounfour

The paper aims at creating understanding on the dynamics of intellectual capital (IC), which has emerged recently as one of the major issues on the research agenda. The theme is…


The island factor as a growth booster for nations: a mental advantage econometrically revealed

Jean‐Eric Aubert, Derek H.C. Chen

This paper aims to postulate that countries which are either geographical or cultural islands, (defined as countries that are surrounded by neighboring countries that do not speak…

Intellectual assets based management for innovation: Lessons from experiences in Japan

Takayuki Sumita

The purpose of this paper is to make clear why innovation matters now, how intellectual asset based management is related to it, how innovation and excellent management contribute…


Creating value from intellectual assets

Annabel Bismuth, Yoshiaki Tojo

The purpose of this paper is to identify and discuss the key policy challenges for OECD countries both at macro and micro level to develop and use their intellectual assets in…


Patents and academic research: a state of the art

Nicolas van Zeebroeck, Bruno van Pottelsberghe de la Potterie, Dominique Guellec

The purpose of this paper is to look at the sharp increase in academic patenting over the past 20 years and to raise important issues regarding the generation and diffusion of…


Mobilizing intellectual capital of diasporas: from first movers to a virtuous cycle

Yevgeny Kuznetsov

This conceptual paper seeks to develop hypotheses to explain a process of involvement of highly skilled members of diaspora to improve badly functioning institutions at home.


The Knoware Tree and the Regional Intellectual Capital Index: An assessment within Italy

Giovanni Schiuma, Antonio Lerro, Daniela Carlucci

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the relevance of intellectual capital (IC) as a strategic resource and source of regional value creation dynamics. Adopting a…


Entrepreneurship research: A missing link in our understanding of the knowledge economy

Hans Landström

A great deal of policy thinking in the last ten to 15 years has been driven by the insights gained from the so‐called “new growth theory”. The theory emphasizes that investments…

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