The Influence of Intellectual Capital on the Innovativeness of the Organization: Theoretical Propose

By Helena Santos Rodrigues and Pedro Figueroa Dorrego.

Published by The Organization Collection

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The innovative capability of a firm is largely considered as the competitive advantage of an organization, and “The ability to innovate effectively is increasingly considered as a strategic resource.” (Gopalakrishnan & Damanpour, 1997: 22) but the root of this capability is still an incognita. We argue that it resides on the intangible assets of an organization and that the innovative capability of the firm is directly related to the capability of the organization to manage their intellectual capital. Consistently with Subramaniam & Youndt (2005), proposal to make the connection between knowledge and innovative capacity we argue that the innovative capability of a firm relies on the intangible assets of organization and propose the use of Intellectus Model, as a good source, to determine and mesure the relevance of intlectual capital elements on the Innovativeness of the firm.

Keywords: Intellectual Capital, Innovation, Innovativeness, Innovative Capability

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 10, pp.75-80. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.945MB).

Prof. Helena Santos Rodrigues

PhD student at the universidade de Vigo (Spain), MBA in Marketing and Finances International, Graduate at Católic University-Oporto (Portugal) Teacher at hight school: Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Gestão do Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo-Portugal- Marketing, Organization and strategy.

Prof. Pedro Figueroa Dorrego

Associated Professor, Departamento de Organización de Empresas y Marketing, Facultad De Ciencias Sociales y de la Comunicación, Vigo University, Pontevedra, Spain, E-mail: figueroa@uvigo.es, Vigo University, Pontevedra, Spain

Associated Professor at Vigo University (Spain), Phd in Organization. Teaches Marketing, Organization and strategy at Vigo University (Spain)

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