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The sources of value creation are increasingly relying on intangible assets (IAs). IAs are the lifeblood of knowledge-intensive industries where the new value added is disproportionally based on specialized, non-repetitious activities. However, while the role of IAs is recognised as central to...
Increasing product-market competition is believed to be a driving force behind higher productivity. However, even those critics of globalization who accept this argument claim that there is a hard trade-off because tougher competition comes at the price of reducing work—life balance (WLB)....
This paper explores problems and challenges in the management of expatriate staff in Northern NGOs. It finds that very little research has so far been carried out on this issue despite its importance in international NGO development work. Drawing on a recent case study of a NNGO working in...
This book is about a company which pioneered a major new industry, failed to build on that success, and ended up being taken over and broken up. By comparing this firm with its competitors in the same industry, the book sheds light on one of the hardest of all managerial challenges: what...
Issues of regional innovation and learning have attracted growing interest from economic geographers and related specialists in recent years. The advantages to be gained from localised networks and learning are claimed to be particularly important for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in...
Labour is typically treated as a passive victim of corporate restructuring processes in discourses on globalisation, rendered helpless by rationalisation and downsizing, and structurally place-bound and defenceless against increasingly mobile and footloose capital. This paper forms part of a...
Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly heralded as an innovative policy intervention in the context of critical urban infrastructure services where outright privatization and loss of control are considered unacceptable. This paper assesses a proposed PPP for the management of water...
This paper addresses the important question for innovation policy of whether or not UK venture capital firms show a bias against investing in technology-based, new and young enterprises. The evidence from UK and US industry statistics indicates that, pro rata, American venture capital firms...
This paper is a product of the SPES programme on multi-country models and describes a set of diagnostic simulations on five European-based multi-country models. These are the EEC's model QUEST as operated by the Deutsches Institut fur Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW); the GEM model jointly operated by...
This paper explores the diffusion of unleaded fuel in eight European economies with the particular objective of evaluating fiscal incentives to consumer innovation as an instrument of technology policy. The unique diffusion patterns observed in each country reflect differing changes in the...