Intellectual capital is the intangible value of a business. This includes anything that isn't physical that adds to the productive capacity of a firm. The following are the primary types of intellectual capital.
The knowledge, know-how, abilities and creativity of employees. In many cases, people don't like to be referred to as "capital." Terms such as talent or human resources are common alternatives.Intangible elements of a firm's organizational culture, business processes and ability to innovate. This includes documents, media, processes, systems, applications, data, intellectual property and trade secrets.
Relational CapitalA firm's relationship with the outside world including investors, customers, employees, partners, regulators, communities and other stakeholders. This can include both informal relationships such as business contacts and formal contracts.
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