Capital for Our Time: The Economic, Legal and Management Challenges of Intellectual Capital

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Capital For Our Time is among the first to bring together experts from widely different fields to address the challenges of intellectual capital. It includes essays by cutting-edge academics, economists, attorneys, researchers, intellectual capital managers, and CEOs as well as representatives of the venture capital, government, and trade association communities. Prominent professionals discuss the impact of intellectual capital on national and...

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Overview

Capital For Our Time is among the first to bring together experts from widely different fields to address the challenges of intellectual capital. It includes essays by cutting-edge academics, economists, attorneys, researchers, intellectual capital managers, and CEOs as well as representatives of the venture capital, government, and trade association communities. Prominent professionals discuss the impact of intellectual capital on national and corporate performance including

  • The role of ideas in economic growth
  • The effectiveness of the legal system in protecting idea-based property rights
  • The demands of knowledge management
  • Investor, policy maker, and management perspectives on valuing intellectual assets
  • The impact of intellectual capital on business relationships
  • Specific challenges of the Internet and the Genome Project
  • Impending changes and opportunities in the international regime
  • Intellectual capital and the innovation imperative
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Comprises 20 contributions which discuss the impact of intellectual capital on national and corporate performance. Topics include the role of ideas in economic growth, the effectiveness of the legal system in protecting idea-based property rights, the demands of knowledge management, specific challenges of the Internet and the Human Genome Project, intellectual capital and the innovation imperative, and intellectual property protection in emerging national regimes. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780817995621
  • Publisher: Hoover Institution Press
  • Publication date: 11/1/1998
  • Series: Publication Series
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Nicholas Imparato is a professor and chair of the Department of Marketing and Law at the University of San Francisco and, since 1996, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. His research has focused on the intersection of public policy and business strategy.

His current research publications and papers deal primarily with a range of challenges facing emerging economies: the determinants and motivations of Chinese investments in Turkey, the political and economic hurdles in Tanzania’s artisanal mining sector, the response of poor nations to the 2008 crisis, and the pattern of China foreign direct investment in Africa.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Pt. 1 Intellectual Capital and the New Economy
1 Transforming Intellectual Property into Intellectual Capital: Competing in the Trust Economy 3
2 Reflecting a New World of Business 36
3 Ideas and Intellectual Property Rights in the Determination of Economic Growth 43
Pt. 2 Intellectual Capital and Intellectual Property: Issues of Protection
4 Overcoming the Legal Behemoth: The Urgent Need for a Private Legal System in Electronics 51
5 Intellectual Property and Intellectual Capital: The Role of Nonproprietary Technologies 70
6 Intellectual Property: Top Down and Bottom Up 85
7 Intellectual Property: A Discussion of Problems and Solutions 107
8 Intellectual Property Rights and Innovation 123
9 The Inevitable Collision of Rights: What Happens When Rights of Trademark Owners and Domain Name Owners Collide 140
10 Regulating Content on the Internet 156
Comment: Issues in Law, Regulation, and Property Rights 175
Pt. 3 Measuring and Extracting Value
11 The Importance of Measuring Intangible Assets: Public Policy Implications 181
12 Skandia: Three Generations of Intellectual Capital 192
13 Intellectual Capital Accounting as a Management Tool 202
14 Extracting Profits from Intellectual Capital: Policy and Practice 209
15 Intellectual Capital Measurement for Start-Ups: The Best of Intentions, the Worst of Outcomes 233
Pt. 4 The Burgeoning Challenge in Genomics
16 Patents and Innovation in Biotechnology and Genomics 251
17 Genomics and Intellectual Capital 270
Pt. 5 Emerging International Regimes
18 Investment, Technology Transfer, and Intellectual Property Protection in Latin America 285
19 The Role of an Economic Development Agency in Creating the Right Environment for a Knowledge-Based Society 308
20 Challenges for the World Intellectual Property Organization and the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Council in Regulating Intellectual Property Rights in the Information Age 321
Epilogue 367
App Conference Agenda and Participants 369
Contributors 377
Index 387
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