José María Viedma and Maria do Rosário Cabrita, founders of the Intellectual Capital Benchmarking System (ICBS) methodology, release their new book “Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Knowledge Economy” on the 27th of November.
“Entrepreneurial Excellence in the Knowledge Economy” provides a comprehensive overview of the major changes, opportunities and emerging challenges of the knowledge economy. It will explain in more detail the critical factors leading to excellence as well as some theoretical and practical models of intellectual capital. It also includes several examples of the application of the ICBS methodology. ICBS is a method allowing companies to benchmark the current and future skills essential for good business performance. Furthermore, it contributes to the identification and strengthening of competitive advantages.
In order to implement ICBS in organizations and conduct a strategy check-up, the authors developed a management support tool in partnership with Quidgest. Overall, the software allows benchmarking core competencies against competitors operating in the same business sector, and identifying the specific competitive factors and criteria that are relevant in your business activity.
Both José Viedma and Maria do Rosário Cabrita consider “the element that differentiates ICBS from other intellectual capital models is the fact that “the best in class” global competitor is also considered, thus allowing benchmarking to be undertaken in a systematic and permanent way”.
About the authors
José M. Viedma Marti is Professor of Strategic Management at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, Spain. He has held top executive positions in the software and consultancy industry. His field of research and practice focuses on the strategic perspective of knowledge management, intellectual capital and knowledge based-development. His international research has crystallized in practical methodologies such as ICBS, SCBS, CICBS and RICBS.
Maria do Rosário Cabrita holds a PhD in Business Management and is Professor at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Business School ISCTE and the Portuguese Banking Management School in Lisbon, Portugal. She also has held executive positions in international banks. Her current field of research focuses on intellectual capital, knowledge management and managing intangibles.
To enter in direct contact with the authors, please contact Dominique Korporaal by e-mail: dkorporaal[at]quidgest.com