nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2016‒07‒09
three papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Human Capital Development in the People's Republic of China and India: Achievements, Prospects, and Policy Challenges By Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)
  2. Towards design thinking as a management practice: a learning experiment in teaching innovation By Nunzia Coco; Monica Calcagno; Maria Lusiani
  3. Do Intellectual Property Rights Influence Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions ? By Mercedes Campi; Marco Duenas; Matteo Barigozzi; Giorgio Fagiolo

  1. By: Asian Development Bank (ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB) (South Asia Department, ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB) (South Asia Department, ADB); Asian Development Bank (ADB)
    Abstract: This report was prepared with the primary objective of drawing insights on how Asian economic giants India and the People’s Republic of China leveraged education and skills development to advance economic growth. The analysis presented similarities and differences in human capital development strategies and their outcomes that helped define development pathways between the two countries. It also outlined the prospects for human capital development in the sustainability of the two countries’ economic growth. The report was completed in 2014 under the Development Partnership Program for South Asia: Innovative Strategies for Accelerated Human Resource Development in South Asia (TA-6337 REG).
    Keywords: education, skills development, human capital, PRC, India, literacy rates, formal skills training, informal employment
    Date: 2016–01
  2. By: Nunzia Coco (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice); Monica Calcagno (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice); Maria Lusiani (Dept. of Management, Università Ca' Foscari Venice)
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    JEL: M40
    Date: 2016–08
  3. By: Mercedes Campi; Marco Duenas; Matteo Barigozzi; Giorgio Fagiolo
    Abstract: This paper analyses whether the strengthening of intellectual property rights (IPRs) systems affects decisions of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&As), and whether their influence is different for developed and developing countries and across industrial sectors. We estimate an extended gravity model to study bilateral flows of M&As using data for the post-TRIPS period (1995-2010) and two different indexes that measure the strength of IPRs systems at the country level. We find that IPRs influence decisions of cross-border M&As and facilitate the creation of investment linkages. However, we detect a heterogeneous impact of IPRs on M&As depending on specificities of countries and sectors.
    Keywords: Intellectual Property Rights; Mergers and Acquisitions; Technological Intensity; Gravity Model
    Date: 2016–06–07

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