An intellectual capital perspective of competitive advantage in non-profit organisations

Kong, Eric and Prior, Daniel (2008) An intellectual capital perspective of competitive advantage in non-profit organisations. International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 13 (2). pp. 119-128. ISSN 1465-4520


Very little systematic research has focused on applying the concept of intellectual capital (IC) within the nonprofit context; particularly in the highly competitive nonprofit environment. Based on a review of the existing literature, this paper firstly contributes to filling this gap by building an argument that IC can be utilised as a competitive tool in nonprofit organisations (NPOs). Secondly, an IC conceptual framework is proposed that
explicitly links the attainment of competitive advantage with positive outcomes for NPOs. Finally, the paper discusses how the IC conceptual framework can be effectively utilised to foster competitive advantage in the nonprofit sector.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to paper due to publisher's copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2010 11:15
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2014 20:54
Uncontrolled Keywords: intellectual capital; non-profit
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
Socio-Economic Objective: 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: 10.1002/nvsm.315

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