The Impact of Intellectual Capital on Firm Performance: An Empirical Study

지적자본이 기업의 성과에 미치는 영향에 관한 실증적 연구

  • 김효근 (이화여자대학교 경영대학 경영학과) ;
  • 강윤선 (한국전자거래 진흥원) ;
  • 정성휘 (인하공전 비서과)
  • Received : 2003.02.12
  • Accepted : 2003.03.15
  • Published : 2003.06.01


Most of the existing studies on intellectual capital have focused on categorizing and measuring intellectual capital. In this study, the components of intellectual capital have been termed individual capital, organization capital, and relation capital, and the relations among these components as well their effects on other components have been examined. Thus, the indices of intellectual capital have been measured, hypotheses formed, and data collected from 62 knowledge-based companies. The results confirm some of the hypotheses. In all the companies that replied, individual capital was positively related to organization capital and organization capital was positively related to relation capital. The hypothesis that relation capital is positively related to performance, therefore, could be accepted. In the knowledge-based companies, the results were similar to the previous ones, but individual capital was not related to relation capital.