Authors: Maria do Rosario Cabrita, Jorge Landeiro De Vaz, Nick Bontis
Addresses: Faculty of Science and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. ' Institute of Economics and Business Administration, Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. ' Strategic Management, DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, DSB #207, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4M4, Canada
Abstract: Despite the widely recognised importance of intellectual capital as a vital source of competitive advantage, there is still little understanding of how organisations actually combine their components to drive value. The purpose of this study is to examine the interrelationships among intellectual capital components within the Portuguese banking context by extending a study completed by Bontis. Several paths are identified that drive towards superior performance. Various models are assessed using a Partial Least Squares (PLS) approach given its advantages in dealing with complex models and its predictive capability. Empirical findings from this study support the proposition that intellectual capital is a driver of organisational value, but only in certain combinations.
Keywords: intellectual capital; human capital; structural capital; relational capital; organisational value; partial least squares; PLS; Portugal; banking; value creation; modelling.
International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2007 Vol.3 No.2/3, pp.266 - 280
Published online: 29 Oct 2007 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article