nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2022‒10‒24
five papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. New Skills for New Century By Tigran Shmis; Maria Ustinova; Dmitry Chugunov; Ekaterina Melianova; Suhas D. Parandekar; Lucy Kruske
  2. Varieties of Regional Innovation Systems around the World and Catch-up by Latecomers By Jinhee Kim; Keun Lee; ;
  3. Promoting Engaged Scholarship for Sustainability Regionally: The Case of the PRME France-Benelux Chapter By Krista Finstad-Milion; Kim Ceulemans; Emma Avetisyan
  4. The Empirics of Economic Growth Over Time and Across Nations: A Unified Growth Perspective By Cervellati, Matteo; Meyerheim, Gerrit; Sunde, Uwe
  5. "Subsidiary Activities: Parent Company and Local Predictors of Business Resilience " By Roxana Wright

  1. By: Tigran Shmis; Maria Ustinova; Dmitry Chugunov; Ekaterina Melianova; Suhas D. Parandekar; Lucy Kruske
    Keywords: Education - Education for the Knowledge Economy Education - Educational Institutions & Facilities Education - Effective Schools and Teachers Information and Communication Technologies - Digital Divide Information and Communication Technologies - Information Technology
    Date: 2021–06
  2. By: Jinhee Kim; Keun Lee; ;
    Abstract: This study identifies the characteristics and types of the regional innovation systems (RIS) of regions and cities in emerging economies in comparison to those in advanced economies. It uses the citation data of the US patents filed by 30 regions. Some RIS variables are newly developed, and they include intra-regional, inter-regional, and inter-national sourcing of knowledge and local ownership of innovation. The cluster analysis of these variables enables us to identify four major types of RIS around the world and link them to regional economic performance. The four types are, in the descending order of their per capita income levels, as follows: large, mature RIS characterized by a combination of long cycle technology specialization and high local ownership (Group 1), mixed RIS characterized by a long cycle and low local ownership (Group 2), “strong catch-up†characterized by short cycle and high local ownership (Group 3), and “weak catch-up†characterized by short cycle and low local ownership (Group 4). Groups 3 and 4 include only the regions in emerging world. They similarly specialize in the same short cycle time of technologies (CTT)-based sectors but show different records of economic performance. The key differentiating variable is the degree of local ownership of knowledge, which can be a basis for increasing domestic sourcing of knowledge and sustained catching up. Another important variable is decentralization, of which the level is lower in the strong catch-up group than in the weak catch-up group. In this Group 3, catching up is led by big businesses. Several cities experiencing upgrading, like Moscow, Beijing, and Shanghai, also show an increasing trend of local ownership and centralization.
    Keywords: regional innovation systems, innovation, patents, economic growth, economic catch-up
    JEL: C23 O31 O32 O33 O50 R11 R58
    Date: 2022–10
  3. By: Krista Finstad-Milion (ICN Business School); Kim Ceulemans (TBS - Toulouse Business School); Emma Avetisyan (Audencia Business School)
    Abstract: Over the last twenty-five years, the concept of Engaged Scholarship has gained momentum in the academic world striving to value knowledge developed through academia while actively engaging and dialoguing with society. Yet, how business schools and faculties, and universities at large, can move beyond institutional boundaries to engage deeply with society on complex urgent problems, such as sustainability, remains less explored. To address this issue this study focuses on the role of boundary-spanning intermediary organizations for responsible education, namely the PRME France-Benelux Chapter. Relying on evidence from multiple internal Chapter documents and PRME global sources of information and exemplifying the three levels of engaged scholarship drawing on concrete engaged educational, research and service actions of the PRME France-Benelux Chapter, our research shows evidence of how the Chapter convenes and facilitates collaboration for sustainability at a regional level. We conclude that PRME Chapters, as well as other regional and national networks, have the potential to further foster substantial responsible management education among their signatory schools through creating space for conversations, knowledge and practice sharing, and capacity building on the urgent topic of sustainability and CSR.
    Abstract: Au cours des vingt-cinq dernières années, le concept « engaged scholarship » a pris de l'ampleur dans le monde universitaire, s'efforçant de valoriser les connaissances développées par le milieu universitaire tout en s'engageant activement et en dialoguant avec la société. Pourtant, la manière dont les écoles et facultés de management, et les universités en général, peuvent dépasser les frontières institutionnelles pour s'engager profondément avec la société sur des problèmes complexes et urgents, tels que la durabilité, reste moins explorée. Pour répondre à cette problématique, cette étude s'intéresse au rôle des organisations régionales transfrontalières qui sont vecteurs d'une éducation responsable en management, et plus précisément le chapitre PRME France-Benelux. S'appuyant sur des exemples tirés de multiples documents internes du chapitre et des sources d'informations de PRME Global, et illustrant les trois niveaux de « engaged scholarship » en s'appuyant sur des actions concrètes d'éducation, de recherche et de services engagées par le chapitre PRME France-Benelux, notre travail de recherche montre comment le chapitre se réunit et facilite la collaboration pour contribuer aux efforts de développement durable au niveau régional. Nous concluons que les chapitres PRME, ainsi que d'autres réseaux universitaires régionaux et nationaux, ont le potentiel de favoriser un enseignement substantiel du management responsable dans leurs écoles signataires en créant un espace pour des échanges, le partage des connaissances et pratiques et le renforcement des capacités sur le sujet urgent de la durabilité et de la RSE.
    Date: 2021
  4. By: Cervellati, Matteo (University of Bologna); Meyerheim, Gerrit (LMU Munich); Sunde, Uwe (LMU Munich)
    Abstract: This research develops an expanded unified growth theory that incorporates the endogenous accumulation of physical capital, population, human capital, and technology. The model incorporates a complementarity between physical capital and human capital and can be extended to a multi-country setting with international technology diffusion. The analytical characterization of the mechanisms behind the observed patterns of long-run growth and comparative development delivers a consistent explanation for a large set of seemingly unrelated empirical facts. A quantitative multi-country version of the model matches various empirical regularities of long-run growth dynamics and comparative development patterns that have previously been studied in isolation. The findings also shed new light on the role of the demographic transition for convergence patterns, the specification of cross-country growth regressions, technology spillovers, and the secular stagnation debate.
    Keywords: unified growth; long-run development; demographic transition; secular stagnation;
    JEL: O47 O11 O15 E24
    Date: 2022–09–29
  5. By: Roxana Wright (Plymouth State University 17 High Street, MSC 27, Plymouth NH 03264, the USA Author-2-Name: Author-2-Workplace-Name: Author-3-Name: Author-3-Workplace-Name: Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)
    Abstract: "Objective - Resilience is one of the most relevant aspects of business today. Taking action for resilience requires new ideas that embrace uncertainty and consider adaptations for absorbing environmental pressures and responding to unidentified risks. The present study empirically explores the efforts of foreign subsidiaries in the United States. Methodology - The analysis focuses on firms' activities across states. Parent company scale and performance, local market size, labor availability, and presence of other foreign firms are investigated in their power to discriminate between resilience activities and non-resilience actions. Findings - The results show the relative significance of overall parent performance in determining a subsidiary's resilience at a particular subnational location. Novelty - This study's focus on resilience activities and their determinants are unique. Original outcomes guide local actions for increasing business agility and inform multinational companies' executives about the importance of generating adequate business performance in preparation for disruption and supporting affiliates' resilience at their localities. Type of Paper - Empirical"
    Keywords: Resilience, Subnational Location; Foreign Subsidiary; a Multinational Company
    JEL: F23 E66
    Date: 2022–09–30

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