Conceptualizing Intellectual Capital as Language Game and Power

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    Knowledge is deemed to be the increasingly important factor of production in creating economic and social value. Intellectual capital (IC) has emerged as a key concept encompassing this development. As such IC can be viewed as knowledge about knowledge, knowledge creation and how such processes might be leveraged into value. As a kind of knowledge in itself, however, IC is similar to other human constructs. IC has been created and modified by actors, cultures and history. Developing a critical understanding of IC requires a historical and contextual understanding of how IC has emerged and how IC is used. This paper, drawing mainly on insights from Foucault and Wittgenstein, conceptualises IC in very generalist terms as both language game and power in order to initiate such a critical understanding.
    Translated title of the contributionIntellektuel kapital som sprogspil og magt
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationCritical Management Studies Proceedings 2005
    Number of pages17
    PublisherWaikato Managment School
    Publication date2005
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    EventCritical Management Studies Conference - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 4 Jul 20056 Jul 2005
    Conference number: 4


    ConferenceCritical Management Studies Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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