Change of national intellectual capital in EU countries

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Abstract

The importance of national intellectual capital is widely recognized,
however it is difficult to define the value of these resources. In this
paper the value of national intellectual capital in EU countries and
its change is analysed. The aim of the analysis is to show how the
level of national intellectual capital changes in EU countries and
what the main sources of this change are. Firstly, the concept of
national intellectual capital is described. Secondly, national intellectual
capital measurement capabilities are analysed, and a model for
measuring national intellectual capital is proposed. The proposed
measurement model combines two indicators values aggregation
functions: refined methods of factor scores and a non-refined method
(SAW). This model is applied to evaluate the level of national
intellectual capital in EU countries during the period of 2002-2012.
The findings have shown that the level of national intellectual capital
increased in all analysed EU countries except Finland. The
growth was mainly influenced by the growth of human capital and
structural capital, though the level of social capital has decreased in
many countries during this period. The growth of national intellectual
capital was lower in countries, which initially had higher levels of
intellectual capital; and this finding shows that national intellectual
capital converges between EU countries.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-75
JournalMontenegrin Journal of Economics
Volume12
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • National intellectual capital
  • Human capital
  • Social capital
  • Structural capital
  • Relational capital

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