The Relative Importance of Aspects of Intellectual Capital for Software Companies

Document type: Conference Papers
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Sebastian Barney, Aybüke Aurum, Claes Wohlin
Title: The Relative Importance of Aspects of Intellectual Capital for Software Companies
Conference name: 35th EuroMicro Conference on Software Engineering and Advanced Applications
Year: 2009
Pagination: 313-320
ISBN: 9780769537849
Publisher: Euromicro
City: Patras, Greeece
URI/DOI: 10.1109/SEAA.2009.44
ISI number: 000275857500045
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Computing (Sektionen för datavetenskap och kommunikation)
School of Computing S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
http://www.bth.se/com
Authors e-mail: Sebastian.Barney@bth.se, Claes.Wohlin@bth.se
Language: English
Abstract: Intellectual capital (IC) is both the key input and tool
used in the development of software today. It covers the
value provided to an organisation by the employees, the
processes and products that support the organisation, and
the knowledge held in the relationships between the organisation and external parties – covering human capital, structural capital, and relationship capital respectively. This paper presents a method that seeks to understand the level of alignment between the different success-critical stakeholders in the importance of different aspects of intellectual capital. The method is applied in a case study and provides a number of interesting insights, with the authors concluding that the groups do not necessarily need to be aligned as each groups has a different informational role within the organisation to fulfil.
Subject: Software Engineering\General
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