Introduction: Setting the stage, linking intangible assets to productivity

Carter Bloch, Aimilia Protogerou, Nicholas S. Vonortas

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Arguably the role and importance of intangibles for the economy and for the effectiveness of policy have changed dramatically over time, most notably over the last two decades. The nature of intangibles continues to pose a number of challenges for how we measure investments and factors of production, for analysis of the drivers of innovation and productivity, and for policy that seeks to foster knowledge creation, innovation and economic growth, and increasingly also to address key societal challenges. The purpose of this book is to explore new approaches to measuring intangibles and productivity and how these measures can be used to investigate key issues concerning the role of intangibles for productivity growth. The book offers new insights on how to measure intangibles, how they contribute to productivity growth, and how policy can help foster intangibles investments and growth. This first chapter provides an introduction to the book and the individual chapters.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntangible Assets, Productivity and Economic Growth : Micro, Meso and Macro Perspectives
EditorsC. Bloch, A. Protogerou, N.S. Vonortas
Number of pages10
Place of publicationAbingdon
Publication date1 Jan 2024
ISBN (Print)9781032348674, 9781032348681
ISBN (Electronic)9781003324225
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2024


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