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An exploratory study on the usefulness of intellectual capital information: academic' perception

Abdulrahman Anam, Ousama and Abdul Hamid, Fatima and Abdul Rashid, Hafiz Majdi (2011) An exploratory study on the usefulness of intellectual capital information: academic' perception. International Journal of Accounting and Finance (IJAF), 3 (2). pp. 177-192. ISSN 1752-8224 (P), 1752-8232 (O) (In Press)

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Abstract: In the knowledge economy; companies are depending more on intellectual capital(IC) to create values. IC is considered as the intangible resources that help in value creation of the company. IC consists of three categories: internal capital (INC), external capital (EXC) and human capital (HUC). The paper aims to examine the academics’ perception of the usefulness of IC information disclosed in the annual reports of Malaysian listed companies. The primary data were collected by a questionnaire survey. The statistical techniques which were conducted to analyze the data are descriptive statistics and one sample t-test. The paper found that the academics were perceived IC information (i.e., overall) disclosed in the annual reports to be useful for the purposes of decision making. In addition, the findings showed that the mean of the perception of the usefulness of EXC information is higher compared to the means of INC and HUC. In addition, the findings of the t-test reveals that the perceptions of IC information (i.e., overall), INC information, EXC information and HUC information are statistically significant. These findings are interesting because if Malaysian listed companies understand the information needs by various users, then the companies would disclose more IC information that can satisfy the users’needs and enhance transparency in the capital market.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2424/12245
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual capital, usefulness, disclosure, perception, academics, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Fatima Hamid
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2011 15:38
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2012 15:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/12245

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