A value-added view of intellectual capital and financial performance in knowledge management: a case of Chinese insurance companies

Date
2021
Authors
Ren, Chunya
Ting, Irene Wei Kiong
Kweh, Qian Long
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Journal ISSN
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Publisher
Inderscience Publishers
Abstract
Intellectual capital (IC) has a strong linkage to knowledge management thus influencing financial performance. Using resource-based view theory, this paper aims to explore the relationships between intellectual capital and financial performance based on the data of 220 Chinese insurance companies listed in China Insurance Yearbook, from 2008 to 2017. Our study is robust for using Value-Added Intellectual Coefficient (VAICTM) and ratios as the proxies of IC, as well as return on assets and return on equities as the proxies of financial performance. Panel data regression and ordinary least squares are applied to analyse the data. Apart from the popular direct effect, we also find significant positive (negative) effects of increasing (decreasing) IC on increasing (decreasing) financial performance. However, we find no dynamic relationship between IC and financial performance. This paper provides scholars and practitioners with new perspectives on IC learning and management. Copyright © 2021 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
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This article is not available at CUD collection. The version of scholarly record of this article is published in International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital (2021), available online at: https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLIC.2021.114610
Keywords
Financial performance, Insurance companies, Intellectual capital, Knowledge management, VAIC TM, Value-added view
Citation
Ren, C., Ting, I. W. K., & Kweh, Q. L. (2021). A value-added view of intellectual capital and financial performance in knowledge management: A case of Chinese insurance companies. International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, 18(2), 188-218. https://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJLIC.2021.114610