Intellectual capital and firm performance in emerging economies: the case of India

Santi Gopal Maji, Mitra Goswami
  • Review of International Business and Strategy, September 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ribs-03-2015-0019

Relative importance of intellectual capital in Knowledge based and Traditional sectors

What is it about?

The role of Intellectual capital in enhancing corporate performance. How intellectual capital influences firm performance of not just a knowledge intensive sector, but also a sector which is more physical capital intensive.

Why is it important?

The present economy has made it pertinent for firms to focus on not just the tangible aspects but also the intangible aspects of an organisation. This study has made an attempt to elucidate the importance of intellectual capital and an appropriate methodology has been used to explain the association between IC and firm performance. The results of the CLRM has been compared with the results of quantile regression in order to get a more robust view.


Dr. Mitra Goswami
Manipal Academy of Higher Education

This paper is a modest attempt to highlight the role of intellectual capital in two different categories of sectors: knowledge based sector (engineering sector) and traditional sector (steel sector). This comparative analysis can help to elucidate the need for firms to efficiently utilize both tangible and intangible resources in order to enhance value creation. This paper has been addressed from the perspective of the performance of IC in developing economies with major emphasis on India.

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