Competitiveness and the value of intangible assets /
edited by Pierre Buigues, Alexis Jacquemin, Jean-François Marchipont.
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2000.
xix, 335 p. : ill.
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Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, 2000.
general note
"Proceedings of the conference on 'Intangible Assets and the Competitiveness of the European Economy', held in Louvain-la-Neuve on 29-30 April 1999"-- t.p. verso.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2000
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The book as a whole is a compelling study that follows a coherent structure and that might be of great help in the design of new European policies that would take into account the assimilation of knowledge and the management of other intangibles as main sources of competitiveness. The theoretical framework is well supported by the amount of empirical studies, and it could be perfectly stated that the effort made in this book constitutes an essential contribution to this new research field. Marta Olea de Cárdenas, The European Accounting Review Intangible assets are of growing importance to corporate competitiveness and economic performance. They include R&D, human capital, innovation in products and in organisation, trademarks and patents, networking and software. This path-breaking book provides a theoretical and empirical analysis of intangible investment and its effect on public policy in Europe. The authors find that the growing importance of intangibles is transforming the direction of public policies in Europe, particularly industrial, R&D, competition and trade policies. They conclude that government policies must recognise the fact that intangible investment is becoming the key element in bringing about durable growth and accord at least the same priority to intangible factors as to physical investment. This work should be essential reading for students interested in this new field of economic analysis, national and international policymakers, and industrialists involved in the non-physical economy.
Table of Contents
List of Figuresp. viii
List of Tablesp. x
List of Contributorsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Forewordp. xvii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Intangibles: A General Framework
Intellectual Capital: Economic Theory and Analysisp. 3
Intangible Resources and Competitiveness: Towards a Dynamic View of Corporate Performancep. 17
Making Intangibles Visible: The Value, the Efficiency and the Economic Consequences of Knowledgep. 42
Accounting for Intangibles: Issues and Prospectsp. 72
Intangibles: Impact on Sectors and Enterprises
The Adaptive Capacity of the Firm as a Key to European Competitivenessp. 103
Intangible Assets and the Competitiveness of European Industriesp. 117
Intangible Assets and Service Sectors: The Challenges of Service Industriesp. 154
Discussionp. 187
Tangible and Intangible Investment and Economic Performance: Evidence from Company Accountsp. 199
Research and Development, Innovation and Corporate Performance in the Chemical Industry: A Case Studyp. 228
Discussionp. 251
Intangibles: Analysis of Inputs
Human Capital Stock and Productivity: The Case of Dutch Manufacturing Firmsp. 259
Patents and Trademarks as Indicators of International Competitiveness: The VAR versus the Hysteresis Approachp. 273
Research and Development as a Source of Technological Changep. 297
Education and Information Societyp. 309
Discussionp. 316
Conclusionp. 320
Indexp. 331
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