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How to develop and monitor your company's intellectual capital

  • Published 06/03/2003
  • Last updated 20/05/2011
This publication provides you with a sample of articles that give an overview of what Intellectual Capital (IC) is and how you can use it for developing and monitring your own company’s IC.

The publication is designed for people who have little or no systematic experience in working with IC, but would like to get an introduction to the subject and inspiration to go further. This is not a textbook, but a sample of short articles and company examples. Each article can be read separately and in the order that fits your purpose, though it does follow a structure.


The examples are extracts from interviews with 15 Nordic companies as well as companies in Spain – all of which have several years of experience in working with IC. The 15 Nordic company case stories can be read and downloaded from In the articles you will find short presentations of some of the most recent management tools for handling companies’ knowledge and for putting Intellectual Capital to work. The tools can be divided into two complementary groups that typically focus at one of these points:

  • Tools for Managing and Developing knowledge, focusing on how the company can manage and develop its competencies through its organisation and management processes – the aims being to enhance efficiency and ensure that the company’s knowledge becomes an integral part of its products and services and can be enjoyed by its customers.
  • Tools for Monitoring, focusing on the systematic measurement and communication of a company’s Intellectual Capital in order to document the company’s knowledge resources and illustrate how management works to develop these resources. This can be done by internal or external reporting.

The publication is part of the Frame project's deliverables. It is the result of the joint efforts of a number of international experts who have done research and development on the framework of Intellectual Capital and Knowledge Management throughout the 1990s and up until today.


Project duration: 01.09.2001 - 01.06.2003