I still haven't loaded a lot of my own content into this new site (I intend to and encourage all our members to do so as well). But, in the meantime, I thought that it would be helpful to start adding some links to other folk's content (books, articles, presentations, videos) that I have also found helpful. This is a start. I hope that others will follow with more suggestions....
If I had to pick one article that sums up the perspective of the field of IC, it is this article, Dealing with the Knowledge Economy
by J. Mouritsen, H. Thorsgaard Larsen, P.N Bukh. It is especially helpful because it contrasts IC with the perspectives of the balanced scorecard. In the authors' view, the balanced scorecard (BSC) is an industrial-era tool.
Now, some will think that it unjust (and maybe confusing) to identify the BSC so strongly with the industrial era. After all, BSC is viewed as the most prominent tool that is trying to expand corporate thinking beyond a purely financial perspective--to see the intangible drivers of tangible results.
But there is a real argument to be made that the BSC is mostly about top-down control whereas IC is more about leveraging bottom-up knowledge flows. While we all know that businesses will always have to balance the top-down and bottom-up, the series of charts and discussions in this article will help you think about the implications of these two perspectives.
Have you read this article? What do you think? Do you have a nomination for the article that has most influenced you?