Intellectual capital performance in the financial sector: Evidence from China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Muhammad Imran Nazir, Aaron Tan, Muhammad Rizwan Nazir

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It is no doubt that successful organizations tend to be those that persistently innovate, believing on new technologies and emphasizing on abilities and knowledge of their employees. Knowledge has become one of the most imperative intangible assets of financial institutions in recent years. The aspiring organizations have recognized that Intellectual Capital Efficiency is important in promoting the performance of financial institutions. This paper tests the relationship between intellectual capital and performance using a sample of 76 financial institutions from Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan over the period 2006–2016. The results show that intellectual capital efficiency has a significant and positive impact on the profitability of financial institutions, while human capital and structural capital are not significantly related to the performance of financial institutions in Taiwan and Hong Kong. The present research extends the knowledge of intellectual capital between managers, academicians, and highlights its contribution to the value creation. These results determine that the financial institutions need to emphasize on the elements of intellectual capital, to enhance the best financial performances in these countries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6089-6109
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal of Finance and Economics
Issue number4
Early online date21 Jul 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2021


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