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Intellectual Capital: Perceptions of Productivity and Investment

Author(s): Aristides Isidoro Ferreira | Luís Fructuoso Martinez

Journal: Revista de Administração Contemporânea
ISSN 1415-6555

Volume: 15;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 249;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: intellectual capital | customers | structural capital | productivity | investments.

This study focuses on the influence intellectual capital has on employees’ perceptions as related to both company investments and productivity levels. The data was obtained from 440 employees at 13 Portuguese companies. Both ANOVA and Regression Analysis were conducted in order to understand the impact three Intellectual Capital Scale components have on perceptions of investment and organizational productivity. Results show that companies with higher scores of Structural Capital have a lower perception of investment in human resources and research, as well as a higher perception of investment in marketing and sales. Moreover, employees of companies with higher Structural Capital scores also have higher perceptions of productivity. On the other hand, organizations with higher investment in Customer Capital tend to be associated with a lower perception of organizational productivity.
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