Knowledge Capital


The concept reviews the critical points of current knowledge including substantive findings as well as theoretical and methodological contributions to knowledge transfer and intellectual capital. It also presents a compilation of possible and potential benefits and offers selective resources for further exploration.

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Knowledge Capital

Knowledge Capital Definition

Knowledge capital (sometimes referred to as intellectual capital) is an intangible asset of organisations. It can exist in two forms: (1) within the minds of those who know something useful that can increase organisational productivity thus taking a form of collective knowledge; (2) as a content, where content is a formal expression of knowledge capital turned into content knowledge capital is more useful for organisations (McGovern and Norton, 2001). The term is also used to bridge the gap between intellectual capital and knowledge management disciplines (Chatzkel, 2003).

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  • Burton-Jones, A. (1999) Knowledge Capitalism. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  • Chatzkel, J. (2004) Greater Phoenix as a Knowledge Capital. Journal of Knowledge Management.
  • Chatzkel, J. (2003) Knowledge Capital. How knowledge-based enterprises really get built. Oxford University Press.
  • Gowers Review of Intellectual Property (2006) HM Treasury. 26 December.

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