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National Culture And Intellectual Capital: Comparative Analysis Romania - Slovenia


  • Laura-Maria, DINDIREL

    () (“Constantin Brâncoveanu” University, Romania)

  • Klemen, ŠIROK

    (Primorska University, Slovenia)


The purpose of this scientific endeavour is to identify the possible relationships between the dimensions of national culture and intellectual capital. As such, we have directed our research towards making an analysis at the level of EU countries, on six dimensions of the national culture based on Geert Hofstede’s approach, as well as towards the analysis of the performance of the three dimensions of intellectual capital, namely: structural, human and relational capital. We also aimed at conducting a comparative analysis of the national culture and intellectual capital between Romania and Slovenia. To meet the purpose of the paper we used the following research techniques: investigating secondary data, content analysis, as well as statistical methods for data analysis and interpretation of results. For our research resources we also considered chief models and methodologies of national culture and intellectual capital, publications and reports of international organisations. The main results of the research highlight the influence of national culture on intellectual capital. We demonstrated that some dimensions of national culture, such as Individualism versus collectivism and Indulgence versus restraint positively influence intellectual capital, while other dimensions, namely Distance versus power and Uncertainty avoidance negatively influence intellectual capital.

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  • Laura-Maria, DINDIREL & Klemen, ŠIROK, 2013. "National Culture And Intellectual Capital: Comparative Analysis Romania - Slovenia," Management Strategies Journal, Constantin Brancoveanu University, vol. 22(Special), pages 280-289.
  • Handle: RePEc:brc:journl:v:23:y:2013:i:s:p:280-289

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    1. Mihaela Simona Maracine, 2012. "Organisational Culture Analysis Model," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(40), pages 99-106.
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    national culture; dimensions of national culture; intellectual capital: structural; relational and human capital; comparative analysis Romania-Slovenia;

    JEL classification:

    • M16 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - International Business Administration
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D


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