Ways to promote valuable innovation: intellectual capital assessment for higher education system

Ways to promote valuable innovation: intellectual capital assessment for higher education system The importance of intellectual capital (IC) has been emphasized during recent year. Such a trend puts higher education systems under great pressure for two main reasons: first, IC has been shown to be a key driver of innovation; second, the higher education system assumes the unique function of fostering innovation. Knowing how best to improve IC is considered the most significant factor of success in enhancing innovation. However, the higher education system of today has difficulty in measuring IC precisely to improve its innovation performance. This study is to conquer such a problem by establishing critical criteria for IC assessment. Based on the findings, the higher education system is encouraged to successfully evaluate its IC performance and then find ways to improve this performance to achieve better innovation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality & Quantity Springer Journals

Ways to promote valuable innovation: intellectual capital assessment for higher education system

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2011 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
Subject
Social Sciences; Methodology of the Social Sciences; Social Sciences, general
ISSN
0033-5177
eISSN
1573-7845
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11135-011-9451-z
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Abstract

The importance of intellectual capital (IC) has been emphasized during recent year. Such a trend puts higher education systems under great pressure for two main reasons: first, IC has been shown to be a key driver of innovation; second, the higher education system assumes the unique function of fostering innovation. Knowing how best to improve IC is considered the most significant factor of success in enhancing innovation. However, the higher education system of today has difficulty in measuring IC precisely to improve its innovation performance. This study is to conquer such a problem by establishing critical criteria for IC assessment. Based on the findings, the higher education system is encouraged to successfully evaluate its IC performance and then find ways to improve this performance to achieve better innovation.

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Quality & QuantitySpringer Journals

Published: Mar 8, 2011

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