Competitiveness is the key for surviving and winning in the present economic crisis. For companies the two crucial questions are:
• Is our company competitive today?
• Will our company be competitive in the future?

ICBS gives the answer to both questions

Using ICBS in an orderly, systematic, and repetitive way to enable your company to:
• Identify the specific competitive factors and criteria that are relevant in your business activity;
• Identify, audit and benchmark your core competencies or key intellectual capital that are the main sources of sustainable competitive advantages;
• Select, in a systematic and organized way, the necessary information for evaluating relevant factors, core competencies or key intellectual capital;
• Facilitate the work of the benchmarking and competitive intelligence teams;
• Give managers of small and medium enterprises access to core competencies and intellectual capital management in a systematic and organized way.

ICBS is a competitive strategy check-up for organizations in the knowledge economy.

How does ICBS work

The ICBS methodologies and frameworks can be divided into two partial models> the OICBS (Operations Intellectual Capital Benchmarking System) and the IICBS (Innovation Intellectual Capital Benchmarking System). Theoretically, both ICBS methodologies are based on the identification and evaluation of core competencies of a company compared to those of its best world competitor. Using an extended SWOT analysis, strategic benchmarking techniques and business intelligence tools, ICBS provides a competitive strategy check-up of our company.


Why to choose ICBS

In a developed market economy, a key common ingredient in all business success stories has been the presence of a soundly formulated and effectively implemented strategy. ICBS is a methodology and a framework for successful strategy formulation in the knowledge economy. The ICBS allows companies to compare their core competencies or intellectual capital with those of the best world competitors from the same activity segment. An element that differentiates ICBS from other intellectual capital models is the fact that “the best in class” global competitor is also considered, thus allowing benchmarking to be undertaken in a systematic and permanent way.



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Prof. Viedma Marti's Intellectual Capital Management website. This website is written in Spanish and includes a great deal of information on Intellectual Capital and related subjects.
Intellectual Capital Management Systems (ICMS) is an applied research organisation that under the leadership of Dr. José María Viedma dedicates itself exclusively to the development of models, methodologies and software tools, for managing intellectual capital of companies, organisations, cities, regions, clusters and nations.
Quidgest is an international Software company headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal. In cooperation with Prof. Viedma Marti and Prof. Rosário Cabrita the company developed the information system ICBS.

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