Intellectual Capital and Holism Philosophy

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Intellectual Capital and Holism Philosophy

Knowing about research philosophy is crucial point to researchers in all concepts and objectives, thus it's a suggestion to IC researchers that better they try to understand about Holism as new concept or new philosophy of intellectual capital in knowledge-based economics.

Over the two past decades, intellectual capital of organizations has become a large and vital body of theoretical and empirical researches with a multidisciplinary term in organizational management.
One of the most important ways to understand the role of intellectual capital in firms and particularly in intellectual capital studies, is to know its philosophy. This is because disclosure of research philosophy is a crucial part of research methodology in order to study in an effective and appropriate manner. Whenever there are numerous philosophies both scholars and researchers can reference them for study and research in different area of study.

However, the contemporary literature of intellectual capital remains scant on the assimilation of its philosophy.
Thus, this paper intends to fill an existing gap through comparing the aspects of IC, which philosophically deal with holistic. This paper also provides a separate, comprehensive explanation of intellectual capital components of holism philosophy. Methodology of this review paper is based on content analysis of some articles that have been focused on philosophy of intellectual capital over the past two decades.
This paper is conducted on “Holism” as a philosophy of intellectual capital, which is one of the pioneer ideas to focus on philosophy of intellectual capital. The contribution of this paper is the presentation of an overview “Holism” as an appropriate approach of intellectual capital philosophy. Actually, the contribution of this paper is the introduction of “Holism” or “Holistic” as an appropriate approach of intellectual capital philosophy.

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