Key Concepts in Managing Intangible Organizations


 
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Key Concepts in Managing Intangible Organizations
Anneke Zwart, Student (University), Netherlands, Moderator
Governments, businesses and other institutions recognize the increasing importance of intangibles in the economy. The tangible economy (raw materials, machines and goods that are visible), is shifting towards an intangible one in which success depends on managing knowledge, ideas and services that are not directly visible. What is sometimes overlooked is that approaches and tools to successfully manage the tangible part are quite different from approaches needed to successfully manage the intangible part of organizations.
Adams (2008) describes four key concepts in successful management of intangible organizations:

1. INNOVATION AS STRATEGY: while strategies in tangible organizations can be implemented and executed within a defined market space, the intangible market is characterized by its dynamics, its quick changes within the market. As a result, it is not useful to determine a strategy from the beginning (a so called "Sign up
 

 
Strategy for Intangible {what?} Markets? Organizations? Companies?
Brian Flagg, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Good introduction to the management of internal strategy in an environment characterized by frequent and substantial change. It contrasts approaches g...Sign up
 

 
Combined Tangible and Intangible Strategies
ELOY MENDOZA MACHAIN, Director, Mexico, Member
A valid approach. Also add that in today's global markets we can see a combined form of tangible and intangible elements. Which leads to innovation an...Sign up
 

 
Intangible Organization
kenji hachiya, Business Consultant, Viet Nam, Member
It's a quite interesting topic to be discussed. In the case of Japanese companies, they emphasize on, so to say, corporate culture or corporate philos...Sign up
 

 
Intangibles Management as a Source of RBV or as a Core Competence
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
@henji hachiya: thanks for your valuable reaction. You hint rightly at 2 additional management concepts important for...Sign up
 

 
Managing Intangible Assets
Ramakrishnan, Consultant, India, Member
Intangible assets have no physical existence but are highly remunerative in the future. Among many intangible assets, goodwill, R&D competence, patent...Sign up
 

 
Managing Intangibles with Smart Partnerships
Ahmed Ibrahim, Management Consultant, Member
Anneke Zwart I agree with you and all those who reacted to your opinion, but may I ask: how about Smart Partnerships? Don't you think that they can be...Sign up
 

 
Management of Intangible Organizations
Schoenborn, Management Consultant, Germany, Member
The mentioned "concepts", or maybe better "ideas", tend in the right direction, but there should be no doubt that a blueprint for a successful executi...Sign up
 

 
Managing Intangible Assets is Like Conducting Informal Tasks
alwatik abdelkrim, Consultant, Morocco, Member
This is an important subject. Intangible assets remind me of formal and informal tasks. When when we compare the tasks in employees' job description t...Sign up
 

 
On 3. Mapping an Intangible Organization
Suhartono Dr. MBA., MA, Director, Indonesia, Member
I agree that the most useful chart for an intangible organization is to structure the social trust relationships among those belonging to the communit...Sign up
 

 
On 3. Network Plan in Managing Intangible Organizations:
Kingsley Atseyinku, Student (MBA), Member
I totally agree that a Network Plan is better than an Organization Chart as most intangible organisations are knowledge driven and will thrive better ...Sign up
 

 
Network Mapping Tools?
Ben Smith, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Great subject; love the Conductor and Covert Leadership concepts. The importance of Emotional Intelligence is vital to consider.
Today's network ...Sign up
 

 
A Measurement for Intangibles
Nomi Hattingh, Australia, Member
@Ramakrishnan: I work in a government agency; within our risk management processes we have set financial values assig...Sign up
 

 
Network Mapping Software Tools
Suhartono Dr. MBA., MA, Director, Indonesia, Member
@Ben Smith: Yes, sure you can look for and download the free 'Inflow' application or 'Pajek'. You can quantify or me...Sign up
 

     
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