Intellectual Capital for Communities
Nations, Regions, and CitiesBy
- Ahmed Bounfour, Professor, University of Paris 11, France
- Leif Edvinsson, Professor of Intellectual Capital, University of Lund, Sweden
Academics, in the field of Intellectual Capital, such as the attendees at the McMaster World Congress on Intellectual Capital, and in public policy, professors and students in Knowledge Management MBA and PhD programs worldwide, policy makers at local, regional, national and international levels in community development and corporate liaison positions (such as at the World Bank, UN, European Commission).
Published: January 2005
Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann
"Bounfour and Edvinsson's extension of the burgeoning intellectual capital literature to communities/regions/nations is timely and very rewarding." -- Baruch Lev, Philip Bardes Professor of Accounting and Finance, New York University "The study of intellectual capital has become a field of research in itself. It used to be restricted to the business sector: Thanks to the series of studies coordinated by Bounfour and Edvinsson, it covers now communities and public institutions. It was a necessary step, as knowledge is a public good, and that step gives rise to invaluable new insights." -- Dominique Guellec, Chief economist, European Patent Office "With assets of many firms being primarily intangibles â knowledge companies â the question arises whether regions and nations are successfully pursuing similar paths. The authors have rewardingly set out to find answers on how intellectual capital is created in geographic entities and how it can be measured." --Jon Sigurdson, Professor (Research Policy) Stockholm School of Economics "In the 20th century, industrial society achieved remarkable growth through the dissemination of an "integrated circuit", abbreviated to IC in every corner of industry. This book suggests that the knowledge-based society in the 21st century will be enriched through the spread of another IC, that is, "intellectual capital" in every corner of the society." -- Teruyasu Murakami, Chief Counselor, Nomura Research Institute "This book is a welcome and timely overview of a new and vibrant IC frontier. IC started with a corporate focus but much of the exciting work is now being made in and for the public sector as well as on governmental and national levels. The articles are more than the usual boring collection of re-written old papers; they are fresh and topical. This is required reading!" -- Karl-Erik Sveiby, Professor at Swedish School of Economics and Business Admininistration, Helsinki, Finland