Title: Productivity growth: importance of learning, intellectual capital, and knowledge workers

Authors: Zbigniew Pastuszak; Petri Helo; Tzong-Ru Lee; Pornthep Anussornnitisarn; Narongsak Comepa; Kridsada Fankham-Ai

Addresses: Institute of Management, Faculty of Economics, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin 20-031, Poland ' Department of Production, University of Vaasa, FIN-65101 Vaasa, Finland ' Department of Marketing, National Chung Hsing University, Taichung 40227, Taiwan ' Center of Advanced Sciences in Industrial Technology and Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand ' Center of Advanced Sciences in Industrial Technology and Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand ' Center of Advanced Sciences in Industrial Technology and Faculty of Engineering, Kasetsart University, Bangkok 10900, Thailand

Abstract: The research aims to examine the impacts of intellectual capital (IC) and knowledge workers on productivity. This study is derived from the need to gain better understanding on creativity and innovation in a workplace. The study focuses on the national and organisational levels. For the methodology, three premises are developed and tested a correlation test. The results show the impacts from a proportion of knowledge workers on productivity at a national level, especially the industry and service sectors. From the third premise, it is clear that IC positively affects a firm's productivity. Several implications relating to workplace and life-long learning are brought up. Finally, the possible situation in which the IC can be used as a surrogate when attempting to measure productivity in an organisation is suggested.

Keywords: intellectual capital; knowledge workers; creativity; organisational innovation; productivity growth; productivity measurement.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2013.054816

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2013 Vol.14 No.1, pp.102 - 119

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 08 Jun 2013 *

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