Title: Comparison and prioritisation of measurement methods of intellectual capital; IC-dVal, VAIC and NICI

Authors: Samia Aitouche; Nadia Kinza Mouss; Mohamed Djamel Mouss; Abdelghafour Kaanit; Tarek Marref

Addresses: Laboratory of Automatics and Manufacturing (LAP), Department of Industrial Engineering, University Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Automatics and Manufacturing (LAP), Department of Industrial Engineering, University Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Automatics and Manufacturing (LAP), Department of Industrial Engineering, University Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Automatics and Manufacturing (LAP), Department of Industrial Engineering, University Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria ' Laboratory of Automatics and Manufacturing (LAP), Department of Industrial Engineering, University Hadj Lakhdar Batna, Algeria

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to compare between three methods of intellectual capital (IC) measurement; intellectual capital dynamic valuation (IC-dVal), value added intellectual coefficient (VAIC), and national intellectual capital index (NICI). The three methods are the most used in practice; we used 24 criteria covering important aspects of IC to do general comparison. According to ten criteria, we compared and prioritised them using analytic hierarchy process (AHP). The results of this comparison show that the methods are close for some criteria and distant for other criteria. The prioritisation with AHP found that NICI method is the most method responding to the criteria, namely: macro measure, guidelines of the method, dynamic valuation, involved levels of business, usability by stakeholders, covered aspects of IC, quantifiability, frequency of use and applicability. IC-dVal is the second one and VAIC is the third method responding to the criteria. The analysis could give more significant results using larger set of criteria. This is the first research prioritising methods of measurement of IC using AHP analysis.

Keywords: intellectual capital measurement; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; intellectual capital dynamic valuation; IC-dVal; value added intellectual coefficient; VAIC; national intellectual capital index; NICI; comparative study; prioritisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2015.068984

International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 2015 Vol.12 No.2, pp.122 - 145

Available online: 21 Apr 2015 *

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