Multi-variable analysis and modelling of intellectual capital effects on firm performance

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Intellectual capital generally has a uniformly positive effect on firm performance. Given that IC is a complex phenomenon of interactions, transformations and complementarities, it has been theorised that it exhibits distinctly different characteristics across the enterprise continuum. It has been observed in the literature that certain variables such as firm size, industry sector, clustering level and economic environment play an important mediating role on the effects of intellectual capital on firm performance. In this context, a four-variable model is structured to elucidate this complex phenomenon. Second-level analysis of the aggregate results of a meta-study of the relevant bibliography (2003-2013), demonstrates succinctly the interpretive complexity of this model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)372-385
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Business clusters
  • GE/McKinsey matrices
  • Intellectual capital
  • Multi variable modelling
  • Organisational performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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