Managing Intellectual Capital for Company’s Value Creation

Managing Intellectual Capital for Company’s Value Creation 

Управление интеллектуальным капиталом для создания ценности компании

 

Instructor:

Giovanni Schiuma, PhD, Professor, University of Basilicata (Italy) (Visiting Professor)

Workload:

3,0 ECTS

Contact hours: 45 

Prerequisites:

no

Goals and objectives:

This course aims to develop a critical understanding of how to manage and assess intellectual capital in order to support business performance improvements and drive company value creation. The course provides the fundamental insights in order to develop an understanding of the conceptual background of the knowledge-based view of the company and equips students with practical approaches, frameworks and tools to design implement and assess intellectual capital management initiatives. Overall, this module provides a clear and interesting treatment of how managing intellectual capital can enhance the value creation capacity of companies. 

Course Content:

PART 1. FOUNDATIONS OF INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT 
Topic 1. Why intellectual capital matters for competitiveness 
Topic 2. Interpreting and analyzing organizational knowledge-based resources and company intellectual capital 
PART 2. LINKING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL TO COMPANY VALUE CREATION 
Topic 3. The twofold value-based perspectives of intellectual capital: static vs. dynamic point of view 
Topic 4. The Knowledge Value Chain: how intellectual capital drives company value creation 
PART 3. MANAGING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL 
Topic 5. Managing Intellectual Capital: role, contents and characteristics 
Topic 6. The Knowledge Process Wheel: knowledge-based processes grounding intellectual capital development 
Topic 7. Assessing company intellectual capital dimensions 
PART 4. DESIGNING AND IMPLEMENTING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT INITIATIVES FOR COMPANY VALUE CREATION 
Topic 8. Planning and implementing intellectual capital management initiatives: The Knowledge Assets Value Spiral 
Topic 9. Aligning intellectual capital to company strategy: mapping the strategic relevance of intellectual capital 
PART 5. THE KEY EMERGENT INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL-BASED VALUE DRIVERS OF 21ST CENTURY ORGANISATIONS 
Topic 10. The key soft value dimensions of the intellectual capital of 21st century business organizations: the 6Es 
Topic 11. Managing organizational aesthetic dimensions: arts-based approaches to develop company intellectual capital 
PART 6. INTEGRATING INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL INTO CORPORATE SOCIAL RESONSABILITY 
Topic 12. Intellectual capital and Stakeholder-based value creation: approaches to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 

Topic 13. Social accounting and reporting: Benefits and challenges of CSR 

Teaching Methods:

Lectures, seminars, case studies, group work, exercises, home and class discussion and assignments. 

Course Reading:

The contents of this course are gathered from different sources. For this reason there is not one specific book that students can use as a handbook. However there’s a list of articles that should be covered by the students and in addition there are few textbooks that are considered as highly relevant to be considered as information support. The list of articles is updates on yearly basis and supplied to the students in the beginning of the course. 
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