Identifying future directions for IC research in education: a literature review

Marco Bisogno, John Dumay, Francesca Manes Rossi, Paolo Tartaglia Polcini

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Abstract

Purpose: It is important to have a literature review to open any special issue as a way of introducing the state-of-the-art topics and link past research with the papers appearing in this special issue on IC in education. The paper aims to discuss this issue.

Design/methodology/approach: This research uses the structured literature to investigate the state-of-the-art and future directions of IC literature in education. In total, 47 articles are explored including nine from this special issue.

Findings: IC in education research is concentrated in Europe and mainly addresses IC in universities. Additionally, current IC research is progressing by examining IC practices inside universities using a third-stage IC approach, with new research also concentrating on third-mission outcomes, thus there is scope to continue IC and education research beyond universities. IC in education can also expand into fifth stage IC research, which abandons the boundaries of the educational institution and concentrate on the impact of IC and education on multiple stakeholders.

Research limitations/implications: Current IC in education research is too narrow and mainly investigates IC in European contexts using case study methodology. However, there is ample scope to widen research that develops new frameworks in different educational and country contexts using a wider range of research methodologies. IC in education needs to expand its boundaries so it does not lose its relevance, and thus be able to contribute to wider policy debates.

Originality/value: This paper presents the current state-of-the-art structured literature review of the articles investigating IC in education.

LanguageEnglish
Pages10-33
Number of pages24
JournalJournal of Intellectual Capital
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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  • schools
  • structured literature review
  • universities

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Bisogno, Marco ; Dumay, John ; Manes Rossi, Francesca ; Tartaglia Polcini, Paolo. / Identifying future directions for IC research in education : a literature review. In: Journal of Intellectual Capital. 2018 ; Vol. 19, No. 1. pp. 10-33.
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Identifying future directions for IC research in education : a literature review. / Bisogno, Marco; Dumay, John; Manes Rossi, Francesca; Tartaglia Polcini, Paolo.

In: Journal of Intellectual Capital, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2018, p. 10-33.

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