Alternative Causal Relationship among Components of Intellectual Capital in Korean Public R&D Organizations

공공연구기관의 지적자본 측정 및 인과관계 연구

  • Received : 2012.07.10
  • Accepted : 2012.11.26
  • Published : 2012.12.01


This paper developed measurement indices for intellectual capital of public R&D organizations and investigated causal relationships among the components. We developed 10 measurement factors and 37 indicators and confirmed the reliability of these measurements. We offered an alternative to the existing model for searching causal relationships. From our survey research, using the structural equation model, we found a new relationship. In contrast to the existing model, we found a cycling relationship among three variables: human capital causes structural capital, structural capital causes relational capital, and relational capital causes human capital.