6.1. The Role of Information Capital in Enhancing the Value of an Enterprise

The various technologies and applications of business intelligence (BI) described earlier all have the potential to enhance the value of an enterprise. However, this value is often only potential value and is therefore hard to quantify. In this chapter, this problem will be investigated at length by examining value-based management1 and the current trends in management. Studies of the relationship between the use of business decision support systems and the value of an enterprise are quite complex, as information assets are intangible. This issue merits special attention because the proper selection and application of innovative technologies may considerably enhance ...

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