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Nonlinear Integrators of the Organizational Intellectual Capital

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The purpose of this paper is to present a new perspective in interpreting the structure of the organizational intellectual capital by introducing the concept of integrators. The organizational intellectual capital is a conceptual system reflecting the fields of knowledge, emotions and values developed within a generic organization. The canonical theory of the organizational intellectual capital considers that its fundamental components are: human capital, structural capital and relationship capital. However, this theory is working with a static model unable to reflect the dynamic processes within a generic organization. The intellectual capital is conceived as a potential resulting from the linear aggregation of the input contributions of all employees. Human capital, structural capital and relationship capital are considered as fundamental components, but they are not independent entities. They overlap both conceptually and operationally. This paper presents a dynamic model of the organizational intellectual capital that is based on the new concept of integrators, and the new structure composed of: knowledge, intelligence, and values. Thus, the potential intellectual capital is transformed into operational intellectual capital due to the work of organizational integrators, especially of those that are nonlinear: leadership, management and organizational culture.

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  • Knowledge
  • Intellectual capital
  • Nonlinear integrators
  • Leadership
  • Management
  • Organizational culture

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Bratianu, C. (2013). Nonlinear Integrators of the Organizational Intellectual Capital. In: Fathi, M. (eds) Integration of Practice-Oriented Knowledge Technology: Trends and Prospectives. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34471-8_1

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