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i-innovate brings intangibble capital training to new grads

I had the opportunity to Skype into several sessions  of a wonderful program put on by SmarterCo partner Melanie Sutton of i-innovate in South Africa  (including the…

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Added by Mary Adams on December 15, 2014 at 6:38pm — No Comments


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Timken needed an ICountant

Giving into pressure from activist shareholders, Timken recently split in two companies. There was a detailed profile of the situation in the New York Times on Sunday.

I was struck by one of the early unqualified statements by author Nelson D. Schwartz:

As in all publicly traded companies, TinkenSteel’s board and top executives have…

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Added by Mary Adams on December 8, 2014 at 5:35pm — No Comments

The dynamics of intellectual resources during the economic crisis

I have just published a paper with my co-author Elena Shakina about the changing role of IC during the economic crisis. 

This study has been carried out in our International Laboratory 'Intagible-driven Economy' (ID Lab). 

The paper investigates factors of corporate success over the crisis period of 2008–2009. We advocate the idea that investments in intangibles allow a company to be better off, even if the markets go down. We have…

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Added by Angel Barajas on December 1, 2014 at 4:37am — No Comments


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Nike's Intangible Capital Calculation

There’s a great discussion of the secondary market for Nike in this NPR podcast (based on this…

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Added by Mary Adams on November 24, 2014 at 12:02pm — No Comments


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Who’s looking out for JetBlue’s intangible capital?

When I have made plane reservations for my college student sons over the past few years, they never insisted on an airline but they always thanked me profusely when I booked them on JetBlue.

That may be changing. The company made the announcement on Wednesday of a number of changes:

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/14 -- JetBlue Airways (NASDAQ: JBLU) today outlined a long-term plan to drive shareholder returns through new and existing initiatives aimed at…

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Added by Mary Adams on November 21, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments


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Three things that make a company smarter

We spend a lot of time in this community talking about how to make companies smarter and more successful. But a few weeks ago, I realized that we have never really defined what we mean by "smarter companies." The answers are complex and rich and something we all need to continue to define. 

But…

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Added by Mary Adams on November 3, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments


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Measuring intangibles investment at a corporate level

This summer I wrote about the great research on intangibles in the Chilean Wine Industry done by Mark Dutz and colleagues at the World Bank. And I promised to let everyone know when the full study was released. Here it is and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in intangibles: Public and private…

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Added by Mary Adams on October 28, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments


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A look at the OECD report on Knowledge-Based Capital - new Athena Alliance paper

Last fall OECD (the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) published Supporting Investment in Knowledge Capital, Growth and Innovation. This book-length report is the culmination of the first phase of its flagship project on New… Continue

Added by Kenan Jarboe on October 6, 2014 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Financial Analysis of the Knowledge-Based Enterprise

Gospodarka Narodowa is a Polish academic journal dealing with current economic and economic policy issues. Published since 1931, Gospodarka Narodowa is one of the oldest economic journals in Poland with a well-established position on the market. It publishes work by leading Polish and foreign economists with different theoretical and empirical approaches. It just published interesting article entitled as this post. Here is its english…

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Added by Leslaw Niemczyk on October 1, 2014 at 8:38am — No Comments


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Newpaper story on Intellectual Capital

A story that gets it -- from The Tennessean (Nashville): "Intellectual capital an undervalued asset":

In case you haven’t noticed, thousands of organizations are in some form of generational transition. All you have to do is look around your company, and you’ll see men and women actively contemplating or planning their exits. Millions of…
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Added by Kenan Jarboe on September 29, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments


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Investing in the future

There’s a fascinating “Room for Debate” discussion at the NYTimes entitled Profiting Profits or Reinvesting Them  with the prompt:

Corporations have gone from reinvesting about 90 percent of their profits into their business in the 1970s, to about 10 percent today, William Lazonick wrote in a…

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Added by Mary Adams on September 22, 2014 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments


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SEC's next task: disclosure of hidden loan IP collateral

This morning the SEC unanimously adopted a long delayed rule on transparency of asset-back securities (ABS). Required under the Dodd-Frank Act, the final rule turned out to be less controversial that previously proposed versions. The new rules will require collection and disclosure of certain types of information ("data points") about the underlying asset (i.e. the mortgage). This includes information such as… Continue

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 27, 2014 at 3:59pm — No Comments


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Intangibles and knowledge management

Last week I had the enjoyable privilege of participated in a session at the Digital Government Institute's Government Knowledge Management Conference. The session was a lively discussion among the panelists and audience kicked off with brief opening remarks by the panelists. The full background set of slides upon which my remarks were based are now available on line at…

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Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 25, 2014 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment


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OECD video on knowledge-based capital

Here is a new short video from OECD on knowledge-based capital.

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 25, 2014 at 3:20pm — 1 Comment


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Improving how we use intangibles to boost productivity

Thanks to Paul's recent posting , I am catching up on the McKinsey report on Innovation Matters: Reviving the Growth Engine from June 2013. The report introduces an index of "Innovation Capital" as a combination of "Physical Capital" (i.e. ICT… Continue

Added by Kenan Jarboe on August 13, 2014 at 10:12am — 2 Comments


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The Case of Market Basket - When the intangibles become tangible

Here in New England, a corporate drama is unfolding that illustrates so many of the core ideas that we hold in the ICounting/IC community.

The drama involves a family-owned supermarket chain called Market Basket. There’s a long story of conflict between two sides of the…

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Added by Mary Adams on August 1, 2014 at 11:12am — No Comments

The growing value of Innovation Capital.

Value of Innovation Capital Recognizing the value of our innovation-related assets is where the ‘smart money’ should go. To gain growth and to improve productivity is through innovation. We need to translate knowledge into new values.

When you pause and consider the make-up of Innovation Capital you realize it makes such an economic contribution and  in a report from McKinsey & Co, they have…

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Added by Paul Hobcraft on August 1, 2014 at 8:53am — 3 Comments


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The Growing Intangible Capital Movement in Chile

I’ve just returned from an extremely exciting and stimulating trip to Chile hosted by Smarter-Companies partner firm Akloe including Arturo Alba, Rodrigo Leon, and Tomas Viveros. Besides getting to know a lovely city and its citizens, I was thrilled to…

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Added by Mary Adams on July 7, 2014 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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