Title: Intellectual capital indicators for the Korean public research institute

Authors: Chan-Goo Yi

Addresses: Department of Public Administration, Pukyong National University, 599-1, Daeyeon-dong, Nam-gu, Busan, (608-737), The Republic of Korea

Abstract: This paper aims to develop the intellectual capital (IC) indicators which are the most available for the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), a typical type of public research institute in Korea. In this paper, I basically adopted the 'intangible assets monitor' proposed by Sveiby and comprising three kinds of intellectual capital, namely human capital, structural capital and relational capital, as a research framework. For this work, I firstly identified 12 categories and 27 components of intellectual capital for the ETRI. Next, I extracted 37 IC indicators from these categories and components as a whole. As a result, it may constitute the first time in Korea for the ETRI to develop its own IC indicators which are slightly, or sometimes totally, different from ones for private companies in the perspective of their organisational attributes and characteristics.

Keywords: intellectual capital indicators; intangible assets; public research institutes; Korea; human capital; structural capital; relational capital.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIE.2012.052553

International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise, 2012 Vol.1 No.3/4, pp.199 - 214

Available online: 11 Mar 2013 *

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