Intelectual Capital and Knowledge Economy

Intelectual Capital and Knowledge Economy

  • Study programme and level:The joint doctoral study programme Governance and Economics in the Public Sector (third cycle)
  • 2nd year
  • 5 ECTS
  • Course type: Elective course
  • Lectures: 20
  • Seminar: 20
  • Other forms of study: 20
  • Individual work: 90
  • Lecturer: Dragomir Sundać, PhD

1. Objectives and competences

  • Gain principal knowledge about intellectual capital as a resource for sustainable economic development and reproduction within knowledge based economy.
  • General competence (knowledge): To know all aspects of intellectual capital in knowledge economy.
  • Specific competence (skill): Acquire skills to use intellectual capital as a resource in knowledge economy for the needs of sustainable economic development.

2. Content (Syllabus outline)

  • Knowledge economy: emergence, trends, implications
  • Intangible assets as creator of added value in a firm and in national economy
  • Knowledge based economy
  • Theory of intellectual capital
  • Definition and structure of intellectual capital
  • Measurement of intellectual capital
  • Management of intellectual capital
  • Development perspectives of intellectual capital

3.  Readings

  • Pulić, A., Sundać, D. (2001), Intelektualni kapital - ključni resurs 21. stoljeća, Rijeka: IBCC.
  • Sundać, D. (ur.) (2002), Znanje – temeljni ekonomski resurs, Rijeka: Ekonomski fakultet Rijeka.
  • Foray, D. (2004), Economics of Knowledge, Cambridge, MIT Press.

4. Intended learning outcomes

Students sill acquire capacity to use intellectual capital as economic resource within knowledge economy.

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures in interactive relations with students
  • Seminars that cover individuall topics with active involvement of all students
  • Case analyses: theory and practice
  • Individual student activities in researching intellectual capital and knowledge economy

6. Assessment

Preparation of research paper (critical approach) on agreed topic, and oral presentation of paper 100%