THE SIGNIFICANCE OF STRUCTURAL CAPITAL WITH EMPHASIS ON AUTONOMY IN THE INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING -AN EMPIRICAL STUDY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SELECT UNIVERSITIES OF ANDHRA PRADESH STATE
Shaik Rahamath Bee
Structural capital consists of tangible Intangibles. Structural Capital is a component of Intellectual Capital and has many facets these facets depends upon the nature of industry The factor Autonomy is taken into study because it is an important factor in institutions of higher learning especially universities. Autonomy is the degree of self sufficiency and sovereignty in carrying out the basic functions of a university. The basic functions of university are Teaching and Research. Teaching and research are important objectives in Institutions of Higher Learning. but their scope is much larger. Curiosity-driven research is as ever very important but research aiming at providing short-term practical solutions to all types of problems is also a must. Research is the core activity of a university in India and in international arena too. The kind of research grants and funding received by the university improves the quality of research in an institution in solving various problems plaguing the society. This study purports to study the factor Autonomy of Structural Capital in the Institutions of higher learning. The Significance of Structural Capital with Autonomy as variable in the Intellectual Capital Management in Institutions of higher learning is analyzed with the help of Questionnaire and Schedule and administered to permanent teaching fraternity of select universities in Andhra Pradesh using simple random sampling technique. From this study it has been established that Structural Capital with emphasis on Autonomy has significant impact on the Intellectual Capital Management in Institutions of Higher Learning.
KEYWORDS: Structural Capital, Autonomy, Intellectual Capital.