nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2018‒09‒24
four papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Building on the Hamburg Statement and the G20 Roadmap for Digitalization: Toward a G20 framework for artificial intelligence in the workplace By Twomey, Paul
  2. The role of interregional and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers on regional knowledge creation across US metropolitan counties By Kang, Dongwoo; Dall'Erba, Sandy; Peng, Kun
  3. Industrial R&D continued to grow substantially in 2017 By Petros Gkotsis; Hector Hernandez; Antonio Vezzani
  4. Personality traits as an engine of knowledge: A quantile regression approach By Polemis, Michael

  1. By: Twomey, Paul
    Abstract: Building on the 2017 Hamburg Statement and the G20 Roadmap for Digitalization, this paper recommends a G20 framework for artificial intelligence in the workplace. It proposes high level principles for such a framework for G-20 governments to enable the smoother, internationally broader and more socially acceptable introduction of big data and AI. The principles are dedicated to the work space. It summarises the main issues behind the framework principles. It also suggests two paths towards adoption of a G-20 framework for artificial intelligence in the workplace.
    Keywords: artifical intelligence,privacy,wealth distribution,workplace,regulation,political principles,workers,transparency,G20,heads of government,big data,Hamburg Statement
    JEL: K2 O3
    Date: 2018
  2. By: Kang, Dongwoo; Dall'Erba, Sandy; Peng, Kun
    Keywords: Productivity Analysis, Production Economics, Resource/Energy Economics and Policy
    Date: 2017–06–30
  3. By: Petros Gkotsis (European Commission - JRC); Hector Hernandez (European Commission - JRC); Antonio Vezzani (European Commission - JRC)
    Abstract: R&D funded by the business sector increased in the EU by 5.6%, below the 6.1% global rate and the US R&D growth (7.2%). The worldwide growth of industrial R&D in 2017 is slightly higher than that recorded in 2016. This growth is largely driven by ICT and health industries. As in previous years, the industrial R&D growth in the EU is led by Germany, with France showing a stronger R&D increase compared to the previous year. In the EU, R&D inflows and outflows for Health industries were nearly equivalent in 2017 (€9.6bn versus €9.4bn) and showed a significant positive trend with respect to 2016.
    Keywords: Business R&D, Industry, Estimates
    Date: 2018–07
  4. By: Polemis, Michael
    Abstract: We use a unique micro-level data set to investigate the impact of personality traits on education. To the best of our knowledge this is the first study shedding light on the contribution of each of the Big Five personality traits on the education decision made by the individuals. Our findings, uncover a significant effect of non-cognitive skills on the level of education. Specifically, we argue that the estimated signs of the non-cognitive skills remain stable across the quantiles. It is shown that people with high emotional stability invest in human capital. Lastly, our model survived robustness checks under the inclusion of two aggregated higher-order factors.
    Keywords: Non-cognitive skills; Big Five personality traits; Education, Quantiles
    JEL: C31 I21 I24
    Date: 2018–07–31

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