Investigating the Effect of Intellectual Capital on Performance of Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr Branch, Mazandaran, Iran

Document Type: Original Article

Authors

1 Department of Management, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran

2 Department of ELT, Aliabad Katoul Branch, Islamic Azad University, Aliabad Katoul, Iran

Abstract

The world is moving forward from an industrial economy to a knowledge oriented economy fast enough. The present research project tries to investigate the effect of application of intellectual capital on performance of faculty of humanities of Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr Branch, Iran. By the arrival of information technology in the world economy and considering the importance of knowledge in society, the focus of economic researches have moved towards intangible assets such as relationships and organizational knowledge. In the past, tangible assets of an organization meaning those which were presented in the balance sheet of the company were considered as valuable assets of the organization but in information age, or knowledge age, intellectual power is more valuable than muscular, mechanical or even technical power. In this age, what leads to a more competitive advantage is nothing but intellectual capital and so its development is so vital for benefit making; it is the foundation stone of a knowledge oriented economy. The present research project tries to investigate the effect of intellectual capital on performance of faculty of humanities of Islamic Azad University of Ghaemshahr Branch, Iran.

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