The assess model of intellectual capital and a company's value added cohesion

Irena Macerinskiene, Simona Survilaite

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Abstract

Nowadays intangible assets are especially important in every company and can help to increase a company’s value added. The importance is so huge that many companies invest more money in intellectual capital than in material assets. Why has this happened? Scientists answer this question very quickly and easily – many companies have already been disappointed and damaged by their materials, goods, equipment, buildings, cars, machinery that cost a lot of money but do not give effective productivity. On the contrary, intellectual capital that usually costs only the salary of an employee brings significant benefits. The research purpose is to evaluate the cohesion between intellectual capital and a company’s value added and to provide the model of this cohesion. The methods used are analysis of scientific literature, GBN matrix method, expert evaluation, average comparison method, and Kendall’s coefficient of concordance. Scientific aims: to reveal the cohesion between intellectual capital and a company’s value added; to introduce a model of a company’s value added and its intellectual capital; to demonstrate the results of expert evaluation on the model of intellectual capital and a company’s value. The findings are as follows: intellectual capital is considered as a unit of social capital, communicational capital, and psychological capital; intellectual capital has a huge influence for the growth of a company’s value added; employee motivation is the most important factor either for the growth of intellectual capital or a company’s value added. Conclusions: expert evaluation was performed in order to investigate the importance of intellectual capital factors for the growth of intellectual capital itself and a company’s value added. Experts were taken from two areas: business environment and academic environment. It is possible that experts from other environments could answer the questions in a completely different way, and this model could be improved even more.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-94
JournalCreative and knowledge society: international scientific journal
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Company’s value added
  • Intellectual capital
  • Social capital

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