Intellectual Capital as a Key Factor in the Automotive Industry

  • Dagmar Cagáňová
  • Petra Ridzoňová Hlásniková
  • Natália VraňakováEmail author
  • Andrea Chlpeková


Globalization, rapidly changing technologies and stronger competition put pressure on businesses to increase innovation rates. Knowledge and intellectual capital are considered to be a source of strategic importance and an engine for the economic development of the business environment. In understanding of the authors of the paper, intellectual capital is considered to be the key asset of an enterprise in today’s dynamically developing, knowledge-intensive and informative environment. The automotive industry is a sector based on knowledge, new knowledge, international cooperation, human resource development and innovation, which are one of the key features of the automotive industry. The aim of the article is to point out the relationship between intellectual capital and innovations in the automotive industry, as exemplified by Volkswagen Slovakia, a.s.


Automotive industry Employees Intellectual capital 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dagmar Cagáňová
    • 1
  • Petra Ridzoňová Hlásniková
    • 1
  • Natália Vraňaková
    • 1
    Email author
  • Andrea Chlpeková
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava, Institute of Industrial Engineering and ManagementSlovak University of Technology in BratislavaTrnavaSlovakia

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