Information needs on intellectual capital in Spanish Public Universities
Yolanda Ramírez Córcoles / Jesús F. Santos Peñalver / Ángel Tejada Ponce
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
In the current context of the so-called “Knowledge-based Economy” higher education institutions should give preferential attention to the new demands of stakeholders information. The aim of this paper is to demonstrate the appropriateness of the universities incorporate information on intellectual capital in its current accounting information system. So, an empirical study has been designed to show the extent to which different accounting information users are demanding information on university intellectual capital for adequate decision making. To achieve this goal we designed a questionnaire that was sent to all members of the Social Councils in Spanish public universities. The results obtained from this research show a list of the intangible elements on which universities should provide information in order to satisfy the changing information needs of its users.
KeyWords: Intellectual capital; higher education institutions; stakeholders; information needs
DOI: 10.5295/cdg.100240yr
Bibliographic: RAMIREZ Y., SANTOS J.F., TEJADA A.: "Demanda de información sobre capital intelectual en las Universidades públicas españolas", Cuadernos de Gestión Vol. 12 - N.º 1 (Año 2012), pp. 83-106. DOI: 10.5295/cdg.100240yr
JEL Classification: I23, M41, M14

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