Facilitating learning through intellectual capital in social service nonprofit organizations

Kong, Eric (2009) Facilitating learning through intellectual capital in social service nonprofit organizations. The International Journal of Learning, 16 (2). pp. 533-548. ISSN 1447-9494

Abstract

Very little research has focused on applying the concept of intellectual capital (IC) to facilitate learning processes in social service nonprofit organizations (SSNPOs). Like other organizations, SSNPOs need to learn new knowledge and unlearn outdated knowledge. After reviewing the literature, I argue that IC is a potent avenue which assists SSNPOs to facilitate learning and generate new knowledge. Thus I contribute to the literature by theoretically arguing that IC can be utilized as a conceptual framework which helps to develop a learning culture that transforms SSNPOs into dynamic learning organizations. I propose a holistic IC conceptual framework which helps nonprofit managers to visualize IC and its components in the organizations. Finally, I discuss the framework’s implications for effective learning and knowledge creation in SSNPOs.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Restricted access to paper at author's request.
Depositing User: Dr Eric Kong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2009 23:48
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:20
Uncontrolled Keywords: learning; knowledge; intellectual capital; social service nonprofit organizations
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150310 Organisation and Management Theory
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940199 Community Service (excl. Work) not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5383

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