nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2021‒04‒19
two papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Demand-pull and technology-push: What drives the direction of technological change? -- An empirical network-based approach By Kerstin H\"otte
  2. The Phenomenon of Competitive Human Resources and How It Impacts Business Growth By Winatha, Arvin

  1. By: Kerstin H\"otte
    Abstract: Demand-pull and technology-push are linked to an empirical two-layer network-based on coupled cross-industrial input-output (IO) and patent citation links among 155 4-digit (NAICS) US-industries in 1976-2006 to study the evolution of industry hierarchies and link formation. Both layers co-evolve, but differently: The patent network became denser and increasingly skewed, while market hierarchies are balanced and sluggish in change. Industries became more similar by patent citations, but less by IO linkages. Having similar R&D capabilities as other big industries is positively related to innovation and growth, but relying on the same market inputs is unfavorable but may incite industries to explore other technological pathways. A tentative interpretation is the non-rivalry of intangible knowledge. This may strengthen existing R&D trajectories. Growth in the market is constrained by competition and market pressure may trigger a re-direction in both layers. This work is limited by its reliance on endogenously evolving classifications.
    Date: 2021–04
  2. By: Winatha, Arvin
    Abstract: Increasingly tight business competition map of industry has been the main focus for everyone in the world, especially in the industry we call it as the Industry era 4.0 . The awareness of this competiton has made many business organizations in the world, including Indonesia busy preparing themselves, particularly those related to the development of human resources, to be ready to compete in this global era. The Fourth wave of industrial revolution is marked by the use of information technology, artificial intelligence, and automatic engines or vehicles that have been going on since years before.
    Date: 2021–03–31

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