Here are some of my notes for the first day of the World Conference on Intellectual Capital for Communities:

Lucien Karpik: Economics of Singularities

  • New Public Mangement (NPM)
  • Measurement
    • Value of scientific paper = Value of the journal publishing it
    • Measurement tools replace peer review
  • Basic assumptions from "mainstream economics" are wrong but not questioned
    • Efficiency infreases with competition
    • Profit seeking strengthen competition
  • Market Theory does not apply to NPM (no demand/supply, no price, no self regulation mechanisms)
  • Tournament Theory (sport competition) may be better
  • Economics of Singularities (Multi-dimensionality, Incommensurability, Radical Quality Uncertainty)
    • Refusal of the gain/competition/efficiency proposition as a general proposal
    • Refusal of the postulate of goods and services general equivalence
    • Refusal of the usual goods and services definitions based either on differentiation or the distinction between "experience" and "research" products
  • Homo singularis: Max Weber - differentiation of symbolic action (value criteria) and material action (profit maximization)
  • Judgement devices in business (brands, critics, guides, networks, top-10) and research (journals, critics, networks)
  • Amount of citation as quality indicator

Tojo Yoshiaki: The Japanese Knowledge/IC Agenda

  • Intellectual Asset Management and Reporting
  • 3rd Innovation Survey
  • Wici Initiative
  • Infoplosion (35ZByte)
  • Data-driven Descision Making (DDD), Data-driven Innovation
  • McKinsey Big Data Publication

Alistair Nolan: New Sources of Growth

  • A 2-year OECD project
  • Definition intangible assets from Baruch Lev: "claims on future benefits that do not have a physical or financial embodiment"
  • Nakamura (2001), Corrado, Hulten and Sichel (2005)
  • Intellectual Assets
    • Computerised information (software, databases)
    • Innovative properties (patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs)
    • Economic competencies(?) (brands)
  • In 1998 companies started to invest more in intangibles than in tangibles
  • Reasons:
    • rising educational attainment
    • many products become more knowledge-intensive
    • with globalisation/deregulation competitive advantage increasingly driven by innovation
    • fragmentation of value chain
    • new ICT increase the value of intangibles
    • growth of the service sector
  • Van Ark (2009)
  • In the project OECD will focus on measurement, taxation, data, corporate reporting, competition, knowledge networks and markets, global value chain
  • # of Design Schools in china went from 40 to over 400 ("our clothes are Italian, French and German, so the profits are all leaving China ... We need to create brands, and fast")

Vincent Delbecque: Investments in Intangibles and Economic Growth Performance

  • Types of Intangibles
    • Software & Databases
    • R&D
    • Artistic originals
    • Architecture and engineering design
    • Advertising
    • Organization
    • Training
  • Retail, Telecom, Pharma, Aircraft invest a lot in Intangibles
  • Findings
    • intangible investment has a positive impact on production
    • intangible asset is highly industry-specific - therefor need for industry-level innovation policy (no one-size-fits-all)

Bruno Menard: Human Capital and the Digital Enterprise

  • Bruno is President of cigref and CIO of Sanofi-Aventis
  • "Knowledge management is key for our companies"
  • cigref mission: "promoting the digital culture as a source of innovation and performance"
  • "Digital society requires the company to open itself up!"
  • Involving all departments and all skill-sets within the company in preparing a digital strategy, addressing every aspect of the company's business model and internal culture.
  • A digital enterprise is a company with a digital vision and a digital plan for every aspect of its business model

Pierre-Etienne Franc: When Human Development meets with Business Performance

  • The Air Liquide Experience
  • Emergence, Growth, Maturity
  • Leadership: Performance is what we do, Responsibility is how we act
  • Definition of CSR is quite diverse (Goldman Sachs, Storebrand etc.)
  • Key actors were shareholders, employees, environment, innovation, then governance, communities, customers werde added
  • AL University (started in 2009) should raise employee triaining to 25h/year
  • Innovation rate as a KPI

Peter Pawlowsky: Competitive Advantage KM 2010 Practices in Germany

  • 3000 companies were analysed
  • Longitudinal analysis 2006 (n=2342)-2010 (3401)
  • Top fields of action
    • Internal information systems
    • project learnings
    • internet access in the workplace
    • transfer of experiences
    • continuous HR training
    • identification of strategic knowledge gaps
    • networking of experts
    • implementation of new ideas
  • In the next 12 month transfer of experiences, project learning and knowledge strategies are the top fields companies plan to invest
  • Knowledge identification top 4: direct customer relation, evaluation of customer complaints, analysis of mistakes, identification of key employees
  • Used knowledge lifecycle: knowledge identifikation, diffusion, retention, use
  • In all branches 15-33% of the companies have a high level of KM activities
  • Top 3 market challenges: quality competition, price competition, legal regulations
  • Customer oriented strategy, HRM-strategy, Innovation-strategy, Cost-strategy
  • KM is especially effective in combination with HR and QM strategies

Waltraud Ritter: Open Innovation in the emergent cleantech cluster in Guangdong

  • The Greater Pearl River Delta:
  • UNHSR: State of World Cities Report
  • Stakeholders: Universities, research institutions, government agencies

Dagmar Wayde-Koehler: Art and People

  • Art should be experienced in the first step personally (without experts)
  • being vs. becoming (allow yourself not to know)
  • videos

Andreas Brandner: The Art of Knowing

  • Art can be best use to communicate tacit knowledge
  • Art is a special, aesthetic way to capture and to transfer knowledge: It's strength is based on the potential for a mobilisation of implicit knowledge through holistic identity, symbolism, philosophy of life ("weltanschauung"), paradoxy, delight/lust, humor, metaphysics, immateriality, seismography
  • Research of effect of intervention by art in enterprises (Schnugg 2010)
  • Art and philosophy/science were closely integrated until late 1800s (e.g. school of athens).
  • Art Brut (Jean Dubuffet, 1945)
  • "Triggering thoughts on extending the idea of a knowledge society towards a societal society"
  • Projects: knowledge column,,
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