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Type: Journal article
Title: Government policy implications of intellectual capital: an Australian manufacturing case study
Author: Roos, G.
O'Connor, A.
Citation: Journal of Intellectual Capital, 2015; 16(2):364-389
Publisher: Emerald
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1469-1930
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Göran Roos, Allan O'Connor
Abstract: Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on an industry policy implementation case involving around 30 manufacturing firms, where the intellectual capital (IC) lens, and especially the intellectual capital navigator (ICN) approach, was found to be very useful for evaluating alternative servitisation strategies. Servitisation is a form of business model innovation and as such involves restructuring the firm’s resource deployment system including its IC resources. Design/methodology/approach – The ICN was one of several methods and themes used by a sample of manufacturing firms during a 12 month period. Data capture were through video filming, observation, and formal interviewing during and after the interventions. Findings – The ICN is considered to be the third most valuable theme in a strategic and operational servitisation programme for manufacturing firms, primarily in the domain of effectiveness evaluation of alternative resource deployment strategies and as such should be one of the key dimensions in a business model template for manufacturing firms that aim to servitize. This research also illustrates the usefulness of the intellectual capital lens in the policy implementation process. Research limitations/implications – The findings of this study is limited to the servitization process of SME manufacturing firms in an Anglo-Saxon operating environment which very rapidly have gone from low to high cost. Originality/value – The development of service-oriented business models for manufacturing firms suffers due to traditional business model frameworks not having a high relevance for servitising manufacturing firm. Consequently it is important to understand the potential contribution that the IC lens through the ICN can make in the servitisation process.
Keywords: Public sector; Manufacturing; Intellectual capital; Industry policy; Servitisation
Rights: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015
RMID: 0030029847
DOI: 10.1108/JIC-02-2015-0016
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