Online from: 2000
Subject Area: Information and Knowledge Management
|Title:||Intellectual capital in the quoted Turkish ITC sector|
|Author(s):||Fethi Calisir, (Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey), Cigdem Altin Gumussoy, (Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey), A. Elvan Bayraktaroglu, (Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey), Ece Deniz, (Department of Industrial Engineering, Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey)|
|Citation:||Fethi Calisir, Cigdem Altin Gumussoy, A. Elvan Bayraktaroglu, Ece Deniz, (2010) "Intellectual capital in the quoted Turkish ITC sector", Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 11 Iss: 4, pp.538 - 554|
|Keywords:||Company performance, Intellectual capital, Turkey|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/14691931011085678 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to apply Value Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAIC™) of Pulic to compare quoted information technology and communication companies on the Istanbul Stock Exchange (ISE), in terms of intellectual capital efficiency. This study also examines VAIC™, and its components' impact on company performance.
Design/methodology/approach – Multiple regression analysis was employed to identify the variables that significantly contribute to the company performance. Data required to calculate VAIC™ and its components were obtained from the 2005-2007 annual reports and balance sheets of the companies.
Findings – As a whole, all the companies had a relatively higher human capital efficiency than structural and capital efficiencies. In 2007, Turkcell was the most efficient company based on VAIC™ assessment, while Link Bilgisayar and Plastikkart were the least efficient companies. Additionally, the results of the study revealed that factors such as human capital efficiency, firm leverage, and firm size, predicted profitability well. Among them, human capital efficiency had the highest impact. In addition, capital employed efficiency was found to be a significant predictor of both productivity and return on equity, and the only determinant of market valuation was the firm size.
Practical implications – This study allowed ITC companies to benchmark themselves according to the intellectual capital efficiencies and develop strategies to enhance their company's performance.
Originality/value – This study is the first that measures intellectual capital performance and its impact on the company performance of the quoted information technology and communication companies on the ISE.
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