Purpose The present paper aims to explore and map the development of the Intellectual Capital- (IC) related studies by answering the following research questions: 1) what are the theoretical pillars on which prior literature focusing on the IC-entrepreneurship relationship has grown and expanded? 2) what are the main research areas covered by past literature focused on IC-entrepreneurship? 3) which areas of research should be explored in the future? Design/methodology/approach The study relies on co-citation analysis and bibliographic coupling techniques to investigate a complete dataset of IC-entrepreneurship publications. Findings Findings indicate that scholars’ attention has increased starting from the beginning of the 2000s, due to the widespread recognition of the importance of knowledge for firms’ competitive advantage. Results of the co-citation clustering analysis have identified five main theoretical building blocks of the IC-entrepreneurship literature, which address both the basics of IC foundations and more specific aspects related to IC (family firms and the measurement of IC). Results of the bibliographic coupling analysis show that future studies should consider the existence of interactions and synergies among the different components of IC. Furthermore, attention should be devoted to the management practices of IC. Originality/value The present study represents the contributions offered by IC to studies about entrepreneurship strategies. Building on findings emerging from a qualitative content analysis on clustered prior publications, we discuss a research agenda that is expected to inspire future studies to continue the exploration of the crucial characteristics of IC in contributing to entrepreneurial and managerial studies.
|Titolo:||Understanding the Impact of Intellectual Capital on Entrepreneurship: A Literature Review|
CRUPI, ANTONIO [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
CESARONI, Fabrizio [Writing – Review & Editing]
DI MININ, Alberto [Supervision]
|Data di pubblicazione:||2021|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo su Rivista/Article|