Impact of intellectual capital on innovation capability and organizational performance: an empirical investigation

  • Waseem Barkat Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech, Balochistan
  • Loo See Beh Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Adeel Ahmed Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech,75500 Balochistan, Pakistan
  • Riaz Ahmed Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech,75500 Balochistan, Pakistan

Abstract


Intellectual capital has much contribution for organizational value creation in developed nations, but it is still in progressing stages in developing countries. This study aims to develop a model to investigate the effects of different dimensions of intellectual capital on innovation capability and organizational performance. Data were collected from 295 respondents in large textile companies in Pakistan. This study found significant positive direct and indirect effects on innovation capability and organizational performance among three dimensions of intellectual capital: human, relational, and technological. This research presents the implications for HR managers and policy makers in incorporating intellectual capital. This study contributes to bridge the gap in research by examining the effects of different dimensions of intellectual capital on organizational performance in the context of a developing country.

Author Biographies

Waseem Barkat, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech, Balochistan

Waseem Barkat is a doctoral student of human resource management, at the Department of Administrative Studies & Politics (Public Administration), Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He is serving as a Senior Lecture at Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech, Balochistan, Pakistan. His field of expertise includes human capital development, strategic management, and intellectual capital. He can be reached at wasimbarkat@gmail.com

Loo See Beh, Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Dr. Loo-See Beh is Professor at the Department of Administrative Studies & Politics (Public Administration), Faculty of Economics & Administration, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She holds a PhD in Training Management. Her research focus includes public administration, public policy, human resource management, management and business studies, organizational behaviour, ethics, sociopolitical studies, and political economy. She has published both locally and internationally and sits on the editorial board of several international peer-reviewed journals including serving as external examiners for theses and reviewers for many reputable international journals and books. She can be reached at lucybeh@um.edu.my

Adeel Ahmed, Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech,75500 Balochistan, Pakistan
Dr. Adeel Ahmed is Assistant Professor in university of Turbat, Kech Balochistan. His field of interest is human development, spiritual intelligence. He is also a reviewer for many reputable journal.He can be reached at adeeelbaloch@gmail.com
Riaz Ahmed, Department of Management Sciences, University of Turbat, Kech,75500 Balochistan, Pakistan
Dr. Riaz Ahmed is Assistant Professor in university of Turbat, Kech Balochistan. His field of interest is developmental economics. He can be contacted at riazmazar_786@hotmail.com

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Published
2018/11/08
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Original Scientific Paper