By Ahmed Bounfour Leif Edvinsson

Within the wisdom economic system, the worth of companies is at once relating to their wisdom and highbrow capital. yet expand the point of view a bit wider and also you start to see the probabilities: ponder towns, areas, even complete countries, as well as the general public quarter. If intangibles and highbrow capital are vital to the personal region, also they are very important to the productiveness and competitiveness of the general public quarter, and as a way to groups and countries as an entire. during this publication, Editors Ahmed Bounfour and Leif Edivinsson have introduced jointly the easiest minds in highbrow capital through the global to target a brand new and fertile sector of analysis: measuring and coping with the highbrow capital of groups. this can be a inventive and state-of-the-art region of analysis that has the capability to alter how public quarter making plans and improvement is completed. as soon as there's a transparent method to determine the place wealth is created in a given region/nation, this method has the aptitude to bare a tremendous wisdom repository within the public region with a significant-but idle-potential for collective wealth creation-the wealth of countries in ready. -The first ebook to handle highbrow Capital within the public sector-Leif Edvinsson is the well-known global chief during this field-The individuals are the top specialists on this planet on their topic areas-Leif Edvinsson used to be presented the celebrated mind of the yr award in 1998 opposed to pageant together with invoice Gates.

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But it may be even more critical for society and its public organizations. As it is the case for companies, public organizations must develop innovative strategic society approaches, in particular in the functional ‘‘field’’ of the intangibles: R&D programs, systems of education, fiscal policies and public procurement policies as well as technological infrastructure. This will nourish the growth of regional IC, or in worst case if not done erode it. So the issue of strategic governance is applicable even more for shaping the right society context and urban design and for creating value relationships or kinetics.

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