Intangible Management: Tools for Solving the Accounting and Management Crisis

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"Ken Standfield is among the greatest thinkers in the field of knowledge management. He addresses real issues that enterprises are grappling with. His approach to Intellectual Asset Management helps business leaders to make the transition from the traditional way of valuing business enterprises. This book is long overdue."
—Nsombi Jaja, Director, Quality Management Consulting, Jamaica

Intention, context, emotional intelligence, escalation, and sustainability are words that are absent from the operational ...

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Overview

"Ken Standfield is among the greatest thinkers in the field of knowledge management. He addresses real issues that enterprises are grappling with. His approach to Intellectual Asset Management helps business leaders to make the transition from the traditional way of valuing business enterprises. This book is long overdue."
—Nsombi Jaja, Director, Quality Management Consulting, Jamaica

Intention, context, emotional intelligence, escalation, and sustainability are words that are absent from the operational management techniques of managers worldwide. However, they form the basis of skills required to manage organizations in today's knowledge-based economy. Ken Standfield investigates the ways in which intangible values can be identified, measured, and managed. His revolutionary and innovative taxonomy reveals fundamental differences between a manufacturing economy and one that creates value through knowledge, relationships, and time. By using case studies, a combination of theory and applications, and a set of accounting tools, Standfield demonstrates how a new value framework can protect investors while giving companies the ability to generate long-term growth.

Audience: Upper division undergraduate and graduate students in business and information science programs; professionals involved in knowledge management, knowledge development, and information management.

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"Ken Standfield is amongthe greatest thinkers in the field of knowledge management. He addresses real issues that enterprises are grappling with. His approach to intellectual asset management helps business leaders to make the transition from the traditional wau of valuing business enterprises. This book is long overdue."
Nsombi Jaja, Quality Management Consulting, Jamaica
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Standfield (The International Intangible Management Standards Institute) considers techniques for identifying, measuring, and managing intangible values, especially in a knowledge-based economy. Chapters cite the weaknesses of conventional management, detail intangible operating structures, and explain specific aspects of the proposed framework, including intangible accounting, intangible bookkeeping, intangible cost management, the identification of nonproductive time, and intangible information management. Case studies illustrate the relationships between the theory and their applications. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780126633511
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 284
  • Product dimensions: 0.64 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Failings of Conventional Management
What Knowledge Managers Need to Know
Intangible Operating Structures
The Asset vs. Expense Debate
Intangible Bookkeeping and Intangible Accounting
Intangible Bookkeeping
Foundations of Intangible Management
Intangible Cost Management
Emotion and Time Studies
Identifying Non-Productive Time
Knowledge Application Costs
Intangible Information Management
IIS21001 Knowledge Reengineering Standard
Examples of IIS21001 Knowledge Reengineering
Intangible Cost Structures
The Traditional Economic Approach to Measuring Economic Profit
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2002

    Brilliant: One of the Most Important Management breakthroughs in the Past 1000 years.

    Research by Arthur Andersen of 3500 companies revealed that on the balance sheet the following percentages reflected market value for the representative years: 95% in 1978, 28% in 1998, and 15% in 2002. The International Intangible Management Standards Institute predicts it will be 5% in 2005 based on these trends. This means that conventional accounting reports will fail to capture 95% of the value of business and its operations by 2005, unless there is a change. From an investor perspective, things are not much better. According to the (USA) National Academy of Sciences Task Force on Intellectual Property Management (Sept. 1999), more than 75% of the capitalization of the S&P 500 reflects the value placed on knowledge and other intangible assets. In the book Intangible Management: Tools for Solving the Accounting and Management Crisis, Ken Stanfield explains the value of intangibles (intangible assets, intangible liabilities, intangible revenues, and intangible expenses) and most importantly how to measure, track and record them on the new financial reports - referred to Intangible Corporate Reports. As our greatest assets today are Knowledge, Relationships, Emotional Intelligence and Time - these value drivers must be measured and managed. This book needs to be the new standard (Bible) for Business Management and Accounting. This book should be essential reading in every School and University as learning is the only true sustainable competitive advantage we have, and this knowledge needs to be known.

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