Examining the Business Performance Model Based on the Intellectual Capital Approach in an Iranian Industrial Town
Akhavan, Peyman, Hosnavi, Reza, Ramezan, Majid, and M. R. Zahedi (2014), examining the business performance model based on the intellectual capital approach in an Iranian industrial town, international journal of current life sciences, Vol. 4, No. 11, pp. 404-412
9 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2014
Date Written: December 13, 2014
Purpose - The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of intellectual capital dimensions including human capital, relational capital, and structural capital on the business performance.
Design/Methodology/Approach - In this paper, it is tried to identify the effect of intangible assets within the business environment on the business performance. The statistical population was located in an Iranian industrial town. The data collection tool was Bontis questionnaire, which was applied originally in Malaysia, Canada, and Jordan. Moreover, the data analysis was carried out using Visual PLC software.
Findings - The results verified that the used structural equation model is a strong theoretical model for examining the impact of intellectual capital on the organization’s business performance. The findings demonstrated that while customer capital can be changed and improved directly by changing the human capital, changing structural capital through human capital is impossible.Furthermore, the results of the analysis confirmed that all aspects of intellectual capital, except human capital and structural capital, have positive and significant relationship to each other. Finally, it was perceived that the structural capital is of a significant relationship to each other. Finally, it was perceived that the structural capital is of a significant positive effect on the business performance. On the other hand, it was comprehended that human capital has a positive and significant relationship with structural capital.
Practical Implications - This paper is a very useful source of information for investigators as well as practitioners with regard to intellectual capital in Iranian firms.
Originality/Value - This paper is pioneering the analysis of intangible assets in Iranian industrial organizations, and has attempted to determine some of the most relevant intangible assets used by those organizations.
Keywords: Intellectual capital, human capital, structural capital, relational capital, business performance
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