Intellectual Capital / Intangible Investments - How much is your business worth
Monday 22 November 14:00-17:30 room C5
are taking place as a result of the shift from a material-oriented towards an information-
and service-oriented economy. In several different domains there is growing concern that
the instruments available for economic and business management are no longer adequate.
- Policy makers have insufficient data on the shift from
investment in tangible assets in the economy, and limited information on the volume of
trade in services and intangible goods.
- Managers in industry are coming under increasing pressure to
assess the impact of investment in intangible assets, such as R&D, training and the
ICT infrastructure on the value and performance of the company.
- Financial analysts can no longer rely on the book value of a
company as a reliable guide to valuation of an enterprise for investment purposes, and
there are growing concerns over the tendency to lock in the know-how of key personnel with
restrictive exclusive contracts.
Introduction and welcome: Ronald Mackay,
European Commission, Information Society Directorate General, Electronic commerce
- C. Eustace (UK), Mantos Associates /
Brookings Institute The key issues
- C. Goldfinger (B), GEF S.A. The investment perspective
- L. Haapanen (FIN), QPR The MAGIC project
- J. Warschat (D), Fraunhofer IAO The research perspective
Current industrial best practise
- J. Loudes (F), Cap Gemini
- C. Støvring (DK), Rambøll
- A. Haggren (FI), ICL
Ronald Mackay (Ronald.Mackay@cec.eu.int)