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Images of Intellectual Capital

Editor(s): Jan Fazlagić and Arif Erkol
Contributors: Jana Polachova Vastatkova, Zbigniew Adam Krezel, Peter Odrakiewicz, Yaroslav Shlyakhov, Vandana M, Tugba Selanik Ay,

Book Description

Intellectual capital (IC) became a hot topic in economic discussion at the turn of this century, believed to offer new principles which could help build the new intangible economy after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the Internet revolution. The early enthusiasm of the 2000s has slightly subsided today, however, though many of the underlying assumptions relating to the importance of intangible assets are still valid. As such, it is much more appropriate today to discuss issues related to IC as ‘images of intellectual capital’ rather than ‘rules’. Intellectual capital explains a plethora of phenomena in today’s business organisations, and this book takes a post-modern approach to the issue of IC and offers a selection of different perspectives. They include analyses of intellectual capital in education, business, and in the public sector. The chapters collected here are authored by university professors, business practitioners and students, and investigate such issues as the relative importance of intellectual capital components to tangible components of a company’s value, the impact of ICT on IC, the measurement methods for IC, and different forms of communication for the disclosure of IC.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-9706-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-9706-X
Date of Publication: 01/09/2016
Pages / Size: 370 / A5
Price: £57.99


Jan Fazlagić, PhD, is a Professor of Management at the Poznan University of Economics and Business, Poland, having previously been responsible for Research and Development at Vistula University, Poland, from 2011 to 2014. His research interests include knowledge management, intellectual capital, service design, and innovation management. He has been a Senior Fulbright Scholar at Sam Houston University, USA, and a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Innovation in Vienna, Austria. He is the author of 12 books and over 70 research papers, and published the first Polish Intellectual Capital Report in a Higher Education Institution (2004).

Arif Erkol has served as Chancellor of Vistula University, Poland, since 2009. Holding an MA in Public Administration and Management, he is also a PhD candidate at Poznan University of Economics, Poland. He has several publications to his credit in the field of management of higher education, and his research interests include internationalization in higher education, knowledge management and creativity.