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Definition of

intellectual capital

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firm's combined intangible assets the combined intangible assets owned or controlled by a company or organization that provide competitive advantage. Intellectual capital assets can include the knowledge and expertise of employees, brands, customer information and relationships, contracts, intellectual property such as patents and copyright, and organizational technologies, processes, and methods. Intellectual capital can be implicit and intangible, stored in people's heads, or explicit and documented in written or electronic format.

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Definitions of ’intellectual capital’ and meaning of ’intellectual capital’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’intellectual capital’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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