National Intellectual Capital of Five Nordic Countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden)

Chapter

Abstract

Based on data from 1995 to 2008, all five Nordic countries are listed among the top ten in the National Intellectual Capital Indices (NICI40) for 40 Countries. Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and Norway ranked number 1, 2, 4, 7, and 9, respectively (2007 and 2008 data for Iceland were unavailable). Denmark has the highest score in human capital and the second highest score in process capital; Finland has the highest score in process capital; Norway has the highest score in financial capital; and Sweden has the second highest scores in both human capital and renewal capital.

National intellectual capital ranking of five Nordic countries

 

Humancapital

Marketcapital

Processcapital

Renewalcapital

Financialcapital

Overall IC(NICI40)

Mean

7.84

6.41

7.25

6.16

9.71

37.37

SD

0.22

0.28

0.33

1.35

0.17

1.68

Country

Score

Ranking

Score

Ranking

Score

Ranking

Score

Ranking

Score

Ranking

Score

Ranking

Denmark

8.15

1

6.62

4

7.42

2

5.81

7

9.69

9

37.69

4

Finland

7.79

4

6.61

5

7.71

1

7.36

3

9.56

18

39.03

1

Iceland

7.58

7

6.55

7

6.86

9

5.14

9

9.67

10

35.80

7

Norway

7.72

5

5.96

15

7.06

5

4.71

14

10.00

1

35.45

9

Sweden

7.98

2

6.31

10

7.18

4

7.78

2

9.63

13

38.89

2

Keywords

Human Capital Market Capital Financial Performance Nordic Country Intellectual Capital 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Reference

  1. Stahle, P. (ed.). 2007. “Five steps for Finland’s future: A high-level round table”, initiated by the New Club of Paris held in Helsinki, November 11th, 2006 with and for Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen, Technology Review 202/2007. Helsinki: Tekes.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Business AdministrationNational Chengchi UniversityTaipeiROC
  2. 2.Universal Networking Intellectual CapitalNorrtäljeSweden

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