Leif Edvinsson (born in 1946) is a Swedish organizational theorist, Professor at the University of Lund in Sweden and consultant, known for his work on intellectual capital. and knowledge management.
Life and work
Born in Uppsala, Edvinsson made a career at the Swedish insurance company Skandia. In the 1990s there he developed his theories about the hidden value of intellectual capital of Skandia and developed a management model for this value. In 1997 he published the book Intellectual Capital: Realizing Your Company's True Value by Finding Its Hidden Brainpower, with Michael Malone.
In 2001 he was appointed Professor at the University of Lund in Sweden. He also works as consultant for the Swedish authorities in the area of knowledge and innovation.
- Edvinsson, Leif, and Michael S. Malone. Intellectual Capital: Realizing Your Company\'s True Value by Finding Its Hidden Brainpower. (1997).
- Roos, Johan, Leif Edvinsson, and Goran Roos. Intellectual capital: navigating in the new business landscape. New York University Press, 1998.
Articles, a selection:
- Edvinsson, Leif, and Patrick Sullivan. "Developing a model for managing intellectual capital." European management journal 14.4 (1996): 356-364.
- Edvinsson, Leif. "Developing intellectual capital at Skandia." Long range planning 30.3 (1997): 320-373.
- Grant, Robert M., and Charles Baden-Fuller. "A knowledge accessing theory of strategic alliances." Journal of management studies 41.1 (2004): 61-84.
- Dyllick, Thomas, and Kai Hockerts. "Beyond the business case for corporate sustainability." Business strategy and the environment 11.2 (2002): 130-141.
- Wenger, Etienne, Richard Arnold McDermott, and William Snyder. Cultivating communities of practice: A guide to managing knowledge. Harvard Business Press, 2002.
- Leif Edvinsson at World Capital Institute.