International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital
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International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (5 papers in press)
The board monitoring committees: an intellectual capital perspective by Fekri Ali Shawtari Abstract: The paper examines the intensity of monitoring at Malaysian Stock Market and its influence on intellectual capital Efficiency, namely human capital and structural capital and explores the impact of boards' monitoring on the market performance of firms and whether an active monitoring may moderate the influence of ICE on value of firms. The paper adopts ordinary least square and quantile regression techniques to test the objectives of study. The empirical evidence reports a variation in the results between the estimation of both econometrics techniques. In brief, our reported findings indicate that as the board increases its monitoring activities, the ICE of the firms is not affected. Also, the influence of the intense monitoring on market valuation is more apparent and obvious in small and medium corporations. This study contributes to current debate by providing a further understanding of the relationship between the ICE, firm valuation and intensity of monitoring. Keywords: ICE; intellectual capital efficiency; intensity of monitoring; firm value; quantile regression. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10022326
Intellectual capital management and organisational performance of small and medium enterprises in Oyo State, Nigeria by Funmilola O. Omotayo, Ojinga G. Omiunu Abstract: The paper investigates the influence of intellectual capital (IC) on operational and financial performance of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) in Oyo State, Nigeria. Questionnaire was used to collect data from 210 SMEs owners. The conceptual model and relationships among independent and dependent variables were tested by partial least squares-structural equation modelling (PLS-SEM), using SmartPLS3. The study found no significant relationship between the IC components (human capital, structural capital and relational capital) and performance of the SMEs. However, a significant relationship was observed when the variables were jointly considered. The study provides SMEs owners the awareness on the need to manage their IC effectively and efficiently in order to maximise long-term profitability and competitiveness, and also offers insightful implications to academics and practitioners on the importance of IC components on Nigerian SMEs performance. Keywords: intellectual capital; organisation performance; small and medium enterprises; Nigeria. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10022325
Identification of effective key factors on organisational unlearning: a grounded theory by Mahdieh Amani, Ali Shirazi, Alireza Khorakian, Gholamreza Malekzadeh Abstract: The present study aims to develop a practical model for identifying effective key factors on unlearning of the North Khorasan province farmers in order to replace the traditional irrigation system with modern irrigation system. The study is based on grounded theory and theoretical sampling, 17 interviews were done with the farmers and experts of the Department of Education of Agriculture Jihad Organization until reaching theoretical saturation. Analyses carried out through continuous comparison showed 300 codes, 42 concepts and 6 categories in actual and theoretical coding process, which led to emergence of a final model focused on the core category, called organisational memory recovery. In conclusion, this study presents effective variables on unlearning about agricultural activities, particularly replacement of traditional irrigation methods with modern methods for optimal utilisation of water resources in the form of a model with an emergent approach. This study develops the first native model of organisational unlearning. Keywords: organisational unlearning; grounded theory; emergent approach. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10021865
Discovering and explaining a model of compensation system: a case study of the staff working in a selected public university by Amjad Ozma, Saeed Jafarinia, Akbar Hassanpoor, Mehdi Kheirandish Abstract: This study aimed at discovering and explaining the model of compensation system for the staff working in a selected public university in Iran. In this study, all staff and faculty members of the university were considered as the statistical population. The sample size was determined using Cochran formula and the subjects were randomly selected. A total of 177 questionnaires were completed and 15 incomplete questionnaires were excluded. The questionnaire was designed based on theoretical foundations and characteristics of the human resources management system of the studied university, and then confirmed by the experts in the field of human resource. The collected data were analysed using the SEM with Smart-PLS software and the compensation factors were ranked using the effect size evaluation method (f2). Based on the results, this study identified 31 components, categorised in four dimensions of compensation, including financial-membership dimension, financial-performance dimension, non-financial-environment dimension, and non-financial-job dimension. Keywords: compensation for services; financial-membership dimension; financial-performance dimension; non-financial-environment dimension; non-financial-job dimension. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10020720
Performance of intellectual capital during pre and post crisis: a study of S&P CNX 500 companies by Sushila Soriya Abstract: The study is carried out to examine the relationship of intellectual capital components with market performance measured by Tobin's q, market to book value and earning per share in India. Research sample consists of listed companies under S&P CNX 500 Index. Time period has been divided into two major segments as pre and post crisis period. Results implied that CEE was not significantly associated with any of the market valuation performance in both pre and post crisis period. Human capital was negatively associated with the Tobin's q and MB although it is not explaining EPS of the firms. Advertisement and research and development was positively associated with Tobin's q and MB but not positively related with EPS. Increasing consciousness about intellectual capital is not replicated in the market performance of the companies. Present study tries to aware the academicians and managers about the association of intellectual capital and market performance of the companies. Keywords: intellectual capital; Tobin's q; market valuation; India; firm performance. DOI: 10.1504/IJLIC.2019.10021793