The development of strategic management in the non-profit context: Intellectual capital in social service non-profit organisations

Kong, Eric (2008) The development of strategic management in the non-profit context: Intellectual capital in social service non-profit organisations. International Journal of Management Reviews, 10 (3). pp. 281-299. ISSN 1460-8545

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Abstract

Very little systematic research has examined the applicability of strategic management concepts including SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis, industrial organization, resource-based view and core competency, knowledge-based view, Balanced Scorecard and intellectual capital (IC) through the lens of strategic management development in the non-profit context. This paper aims to examine the above concepts in the light of the unique non-profit environment and determine which one is most applicable to social service non-profit organizations (SSNPOs) in the knowledge economy. Based on a review of the development of strategic management with a focus on the above concepts within the non-profit context, this paper argues that the IC concept is more effective compared with the other concepts in the social service non-profit sector. The paper is considered as a starting point and serves as a milestone in applying IC as a strategic management conceptual framework in the social service non-profit sector. It helps to build a nascent body of literature suggesting that IC can be used as a competent strategic management conceptual framework in the social service non-profit sector. A better understanding of the strategic management development in the non-profit context also helps non-profit leaders to appreciate that IC is the most appropriate strategic management concept in SSNPOs. The increased awareness of the IC concept in SSNPOs, as a result of this paper, will probably generate further research from both academic scholars and non-profit practitioners.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Author holds copyright.
Depositing User: Dr Eric Kong
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2010 04:54
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 23:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: non-profit organizations; strategic management; intellectual capital; SSNPO
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and 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
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2370.2007.00224.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/6684

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