07/02/2012 - Some developed economies now invest more in ideas, skills, software and research and development than in physical capital like machines and buildings. This shift towards knowledge-based capital creates new challenges for governments and business in areas ranging from tax policies and the protection of intellectual property rights to boosting investment in ideas and data.
Policy makers, business leaders and economists will discuss these issues at an OECD conference, “Growth, Innovation and Competitiveness: Maximising the benefits of knowledge-based capital” at OECD headquarters in Paris on Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 February. This event is fully open to the media.
OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will open the conference at 09.30 on 13 February. The agenda and more information is available here.
To register or for more information, journalists should contact the OECD Media Division at firstname.lastname@example.org or + 33 1 45 24 97 00.