Kong, Eric (2007) The strategic importance of intellectual capital in the non-profit sector. Journal of Intellectual Capital, 8 (4). pp. 721-731. ISSN 1469-1930
Purpose – This paper aims to examine five key strategic management concepts: industrial organisation (I/O), resource-based view (RBV), knowledge-based view (KBV), balanced scorecard (BSC) and intellectual capital (IC) within the non-profit context and to determine which is most
applicable in the non-profit sector.
Design/methodology/approach – This paper reviews the above concepts in the light of the unique non-profit environment.
Findings – The IC concept is more effective compared with other strategic management concepts within the non-profit context. IC is an important resource that non-profit organisations need to develop in order to gain sustained strategic advantage.
Research limitations/implications – This paper helps to build a nascent body of literature suggesting that the concept of IC is the most effective strategic management concept in NPOs. The increased awareness of the IC concept in the sector, as a result of this paper, is likely to generate further research from both non-profit practitioners and scholars.
Originality/value – Very little systematic research has reviewed the applicability of strategic management concepts within the non-profit context. The paper acts as the first attempt to fill this gap.
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|Item Type:||Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)|
|Item Status:||Live Archive|
|Additional Information:||Author's version unavailable.|
|Depositing User:||Dr Eric Kong|
|Faculty / Department / School:||Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing|
|Date Deposited:||25 Feb 2010 12:04|
|Last Modified:||02 Jul 2013 23:39|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||intellectual capital, non-profit organizations, strategic management|
|Fields of Research :||15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
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:||doi: 10.1108/14691930710830864|
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