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Intellectual Capital: The Missing Asset

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Kirk, Robert and Wall, Anthony (2002) Intellectual Capital: The Missing Asset. The Irish Accounting Review, 9 (2). pp. 49-72. [Journal article]

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Abstract

In the ‘Information Age’ merely accounting for ‘hard’ assets such as machinery no longer seems appropriate. Intellectual capital or ‘soft’ assets such as knowledge and skills are playing an increasingly important role in the current global economy. However, this paper argues that the recording of these ‘soft’ assets on balance sheets will only be possible if a universally accepted method of measuring them can be created. Some suggestions for such measurement are explored and arguments both in favour and against accounting for intellectual capital are investigated. The paper concludes by arguing in favour of more research to be undertaken.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School
Ulster Business School > Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
Research Institutes and Groups:Business and Management Research Institute
ID Code:6010
Deposited By:Mr Anthony Wall
Deposited On:18 Jan 2010 17:21
Last Modified:04 Oct 2012 16:09

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