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Journal Issue
Volume 7 Issue 4, ECIC 2009 / Jul 2009  pp397‑534

Editor: Christiaan Stam, Daan Andriessen

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In Search of Alternative Metaphors for Knowledge; Inspiration from Symbolism  pp397‑404

Daniel Andriessen, Marien Van Den Boom

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Pictures of Knowledge Management, Developing a Method for Analysing Knowledge Metaphors in Visuals  pp405‑414

Daniel Andriessen, Eja Kliphuis, Jane McKenzie, Christine van Winkelen

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The Frontier of Linearity in the Intellectual Capital Metaphor  pp415‑424

Constantin Bratianu

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IC—based Inter‑industry Variety in Serbia  pp425‑436

Sladjana Cabrilo

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The Meaning of Intangible Assets: New Insights into External Company Succession in SMEs  pp437‑446

Susanne Durst, Stefan Gueldenberg

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Identifying a Suitable Approach for Measuring and Managing Public Service Productivity  pp447‑458

Aki Jääskeläinen

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How to Conduct the Audit of Intellectual Capital in Polish Tourism Business?  pp459‑468

El bieta Maria Kot

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Measuring the Impacts of an IC Development Service: the Case of the Pietari Business Campus  pp469‑480

Paula Kujansivu, Antti Lönnqvist

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Business Model Evolution in IA IC Support Centres and the Role of Market‑Making  pp481‑488

Iain Russell

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Intellectual Capital of the European Union 2008: Measuring the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Jobs  pp489‑500

Christiaan Stam, Daan Andriessen

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In 2004 we published the report Intellectual capital of the European Union (Andriessen & Stam, 2004). In this report we provided insight in the value of the intellectual capital of the 15 countries of the European Union, in relationship to the goals set by the European Council in March 2000. The main Lisbon goal was to become "the most competitive and knowledge‑based economy in the world" in 2010. Since our previous report, the EU grew from 15 to 27 countries and the Lisbon goals were reformulated in 2005. The aim of this paper is to measure the IC of the competitive and dynamic knowledge‑based economy, the EU decided to focus on "delivering stronger, lasting growth and creating more and better jobs" (CEC, 2005d, p.7). In this paper we translate this overall goal in 38 indicators. As the data was not available for all the new member states, we decided to limit our paper to the so‑ called EU‑19. Based on our measurements we conclude that the EU‑19 is still behind Japan and far behind the USA, however the EU is catching up as both Japan and the USA have considerably lower growth figures than the EU‑19. From an IC perspective, the EU is geographically divided. The Nordic countries are still the best performing countries. The southern European countries and the new member states stay behind. However, as the new member states invest more in their IC, it might be expected that their positions will improve in the future. Of all the new member states the Czech Republic has the best potential. The aim of our paper was to measure the progress of the Lisbon Agenda for growth and jobs. Based on our measurements we conclude that the EU‑19 is successful in terms of creating more and better jobs, but not successful in terms of delivering stronger, lasting growth. In order to further close the competitiveness gap, the EU should primarily focus on strengthening its SC and RC. 


Keywords: Intellectual capital, intellectual capital of nations, European Union, Lisbon strategy for growth and jobs, Lisbon goals, IC monitor, measurement, multidimensional value measurement


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Using Scenarios to Explore the Potential for Shifts in the Relative Priority of Human, Structural and Relational Capital in Generating Value  pp509‑516

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