Companies can boost their stock market valuations and lower their cost of capital through improved reporting of intellectual assets and value creation strategies that overcome the limits of accounting standards, according to a report by the OECD.
Further raising its high performance in innovation is of key importance for boosting Switzerland’s economic growth and maintaining high living standards. This review suggests some reforms in innovation policy which would help to cope with this challenge.
Many educational experts are identifying a shift from from supply-led systems towards systems which are more sensitive to demand. Whose demands should these be? What are they? How will schools recognize and cope with them? This book examines these questions and others.
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While several OECD countries compete to attract foreign students, some pioneering emerging economies show that an innovative strategy for the import of cross-border education can form a part of a national capacity building strategy. Could this be a suitable model for developing countries to build capacity in tertiary education, and more generally, to accelerate economic development?
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This report documents the growing importance of intellectual assets for firms and the economy more generally and draws a number of implications for policy makers.
What happens in education today will affect the lives of individuals and the health of whole communities for decades to come. Yet educational decision-making is mostly about dealing with pressing immediate issues or seeking more efficient ways of maintaining established practice, rather than about shaping the long term. How to redress the balance? Scenario methods offer one highly promising answer. This latest volume in the
This publication examines the innovation system in pharmaceutical biotechnology in eight OECD countries. Based on rich evidence, it draws policy recommendations to foster innovation in biopharmaceuticals advocating an integrated policy approach.
This study shows how knowledge-intensive services activities (KISAs) contribute to the acquisition and growth capabilities of firms and public sector organisations.
There is a growing awareness that one-size-fits-all approaches to school knowledge and organisation are ill-adapted both to individuals’ needs and to the knowledge society at large. To move beyond uniform, mass provision can be described as “personalisation” of education and of public services more widely. The significance of this shift is described by leading expert Professor David Hopkins in his introduction to this volume: The
As a follow-up to recommendations from the two reviews on China which had an important impact on legislation and policy development in the sector, the OECD is aiming to strengthen the research on tertiary education