The role of experiences in creating and developing intellectual capital

The role of experiences in creating and developing intellectual capital Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of organisational, relational and individual experiences in the creation and development of intellectual capital. Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual paper, exploring the relationship between theories accounting for organisationally relevant experience and intellectual capital. A three‐dimensional model of human, structural and relational capital is used as a conceptual framework of intellectual capital, representing three levels of organisational behaviour. An understanding of the role of experience in developing human capital is provided by referring to experiential learning theory; the development of relational capital is explored from a social capital perspective; and structural capital from the vantage point of structural inertia theory and theories of organisational culture. Findings – These theories suggest that experiences can be beneficial to intellectual capital development, but also potentially harmful if not managed effectively. Implications for organisations are considered and recommendations made for the use of experience so that it contributes effectively to the creation of the stock of intellectual capital. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research. Originality/value – Against a background of a dearth of conceptual development in this area, these theories provide some understanding of the role of organisational, relational and individual experiences in the creation of intellectual capital. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Management Research News Emerald Publishing

The role of experiences in creating and developing intellectual capital

Management Research News, Volume 32 (4): 12 – Apr 24, 2009

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/the-role-of-experiences-in-creating-and-developing-intellectual-ec0vFTdr0f
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0140-9174
DOI
10.1108/01409170910944317
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the role of organisational, relational and individual experiences in the creation and development of intellectual capital. Design/methodology/approach – This is a conceptual paper, exploring the relationship between theories accounting for organisationally relevant experience and intellectual capital. A three‐dimensional model of human, structural and relational capital is used as a conceptual framework of intellectual capital, representing three levels of organisational behaviour. An understanding of the role of experience in developing human capital is provided by referring to experiential learning theory; the development of relational capital is explored from a social capital perspective; and structural capital from the vantage point of structural inertia theory and theories of organisational culture. Findings – These theories suggest that experiences can be beneficial to intellectual capital development, but also potentially harmful if not managed effectively. Implications for organisations are considered and recommendations made for the use of experience so that it contributes effectively to the creation of the stock of intellectual capital. The paper concludes with recommendations for further research. Originality/value – Against a background of a dearth of conceptual development in this area, these theories provide some understanding of the role of organisational, relational and individual experiences in the creation of intellectual capital.

Journal

Management Research NewsEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 24, 2009

Keywords: Intellectual capital; Learning organizations; Self managed learning; Social capital; Organizational culture

References

  • Managing an organizational learning system by aligning stocks and flows
    Bontis, N.; Crossan, M.; Hulland, J.
  • How professionals learn in practice: an investigation of informal learning amongst people working in professions
    Cheetham, G.; Chivers, G.
  • Creative and reflective journal processes
    Hogan, C.
  • Reflective inquiry: a method for organizational learning
    Keating, C.; Robinson, T.; Clemson, B.
  • Experiential Learning
    Kolb, D.A.
  • Trust and distrust in organizations: emerging perspectives, enduring questions
    Kramer, R.M.
  • A model for the value of intellectual capital
    Moon, Y.J.; Kym, H.G.
  • Management experience and management expertise
    Reuber, R.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off