Title: The strategic management of knowledge resources

Authors: Federica Ricceri, James Guthrie

Addresses: Department of Economics and Management, University of Padua, Via del Santo, 33, 35123 Padova, Italy. ' The University of Sydney, Room 306, Economics and Business Building (H69), Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia

Abstract: This paper reviews contemporary international IC frameworks and determines their strengths and weaknesses and from this a new model is developed. The proposed SMKR framework focuses on organisational sustainability and provides new understandings as to how the organisation can engage with the following elements: stakeholder engagement, establishment of a dynamic view of knowledge resources management and a focus on emergent strategies. It suggests that policy developments in the area of knowledge resource management, measurement and reporting should include these important elements that receive only limited attention within contemporary international IC frameworks. The main implications of this paper are that current contemporary IC frameworks are limited and that to overcome these limitations an engagement with relevant aspects of the literature pertaining to strategy, performance measurement and management of IC is necessary. Finally, the paper contributes to ongoing policy debates about suitable frameworks for the managing and reporting of knowledge resources.

Keywords: knowledge economy; knowledge resources; organisational sustainability; sustainable development; strategic management; strengths; weaknesses; stakeholder engagement; dynamic views; emergent strategies; policy developments; performance measurement; performance management; resource reporting; learning; intellectual capital; business models; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2011.041076

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2011 Vol.8 No.3, pp.310 - 327

Published online: 30 Jun 2011 *

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