Leading the Diffusion of Intellectual Capital Management Practices in Science Parks

  • Ehsan Khavandkar
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos
  • Mark Hart
  • Jude Preston


This chapter discusses how leadership interventions in science parks can promote the diffusion of intellectual capital management (ICM) practices. It focuses on how operationalisation of the different social interactions leads to the accommodation of suitable mechanisms for diffusion of those practices associated with ICM among tenants of science parks, under the theoretical notion of the ecosystem.


Intellectual Capital External Knowledge Science Park Component Knowledge Leadership Intervention 
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  • Ehsan Khavandkar
  • Nick Theodorakopoulos
  • Mark Hart
  • Jude Preston

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