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Determining a conceptual framework for green FM intellectual capital

Determining a conceptual framework for green FM intellectual capital Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider how a facilities management (FM) organisation can strategically manage its intellectual capital with regard to environmental management services and to suggest a conceptual strategy for determining FM intangible assets' competitiveness and performance. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a literature review of published work within the industry in relation to environmental issues and FM knowledge management, forming a basis for a further research paradigm. Findings – Building on the resource‐based view of the FM organisation, the FM intellectual capital framework is referred to emphasize the significance of green strategy in its knowledge components. Research limitations/implications – This paper emphasizes the importance of FM intellectual capital in achieving overall sustainability and profitability to an organisation. However, due to limitations of experience within the FM knowledge perspective, it will take a while before significant results can be provided in proof of this. Practical implications – This paper establishes an imperative approach about FM knowledge capital capability to drive a greater environmental effectiveness and to reduce liability from a pertinent environmental directive. Originality/value – This paper theoretically evaluates the importance of FM intangible assets to the development of environmental management by an FM firm. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Facilities Management Emerald Publishing

Determining a conceptual framework for green FM intellectual capital

Journal of Facilities Management , Volume 7 (4): 16 – Sep 25, 2009

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1472-5967
DOI
10.1108/14725960910990026
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to consider how a facilities management (FM) organisation can strategically manage its intellectual capital with regard to environmental management services and to suggest a conceptual strategy for determining FM intangible assets' competitiveness and performance. Design/methodology/approach – This paper is based on a literature review of published work within the industry in relation to environmental issues and FM knowledge management, forming a basis for a further research paradigm. Findings – Building on the resource‐based view of the FM organisation, the FM intellectual capital framework is referred to emphasize the significance of green strategy in its knowledge components. Research limitations/implications – This paper emphasizes the importance of FM intellectual capital in achieving overall sustainability and profitability to an organisation. However, due to limitations of experience within the FM knowledge perspective, it will take a while before significant results can be provided in proof of this. Practical implications – This paper establishes an imperative approach about FM knowledge capital capability to drive a greater environmental effectiveness and to reduce liability from a pertinent environmental directive. Originality/value – This paper theoretically evaluates the importance of FM intangible assets to the development of environmental management by an FM firm.

Journal

Journal of Facilities ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 25, 2009

Keywords: Knowledge management; Facilities; Intellectual capital; Environmental management

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