Strategic characterization of process assets based on asset quality and business impact Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2017

start page

  • 1720

end page

  • 1737


  • 8


  • 117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0263-5577

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1758-5783


  • The purpose of this paper is to present the strategic intangible process assets characterization (SIPAC) methodology illustrated by an example of its application to the field of information technology (IT). This is a pioneering methodology for characterizing the impact and quality of intangible process assets and intellectual capital as levers to achieve organizational objectives. This strategic intellectual capital approach will help to identify both intangible assets and indicators geared to meeting organizational objectives. This is of vital importance since the success of an organization can be construed in terms of goal achievement. The paper illustrates an example of the step-by-step application of the proposed methodology at an IT company. The aim is to describe its use in a real case so that other companies can benefit from the replication of the methodology used. The proposed methodology (SIPAC) that the authors have designed and applied has been found to be useful and provide an insightful new point of view for strategic decision making in the IT industry taking into account intangible process assets.Practical implications. The proposed methodology has been exemplified in a real case. This should help organizations to use the methodology to replicate the results.


  • intellectual capital; strategic decisions; intangible process assets; it process assets valuation; process assets characterization