nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒10‒23
three papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila, Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Growth and Innovation in the Modern Data Economy By Orlando Gomes; Roxana Mihet; Kumar Rishabh
  2. Economic intelligence and legal strategies By Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas
  3. Knowledge Transfers from Multinational to Domestic Firms: Evidence from Worker Mobility – A Replication-Robustness Study of Poole (2013) By Stefanie A. Haller; Eoin T. Flaherty; Ragnhild Balsvik; Stefanie Haller

  1. By: Orlando Gomes (Lisbon Accounting and Business School); Roxana Mihet (University of Lausanne, Swiss Finance Institute and CEPR); Kumar Rishabh (University of Basel and University of Lausanne)
    Abstract: In this paper, we formulate a growth model of the data economy, highlighting data's dual role as a business optimization tool and a cybercrime target. We investigate the impact of cybercrime on firm innovation and economic growth, finding that it unequivocally leads to reduced knowledge stocks, decreased productivity, and slower overall economic growth for all firms. However, there is a silver lining: cybercrime risk prompts data-intensive companies to pursue digital innovation, enhancing productivity in other domains. We observe increased R&D, patenting, and patent diversity in response to higher cyber risk, especially among data-intensive firms. Non-data-intensive firms do not exhibit increased general innovation in response to cyber risk. Notably, in-house cybersecurity innovation sustains this cycle, while third-party cybersecurity delegation lacks the same innovation benefits.
    Keywords: Data economy, data theft, data breaches, cyber-risk, growth, artificial intelligence, innovation
    JEL: D8 O3 O4 G3 L1 L2 M1
    Date: 2023–09
  2. By: Hugues Bouthinon-Dumas (ESSEC Business School)
    Abstract: Business intelligence and legal strategies are two different new factors of competitiveness for companies. Business intelligence refers to information management techniques implemented by intelligence and influence specialists to enable companies to protect their intangible assets, thwart theirs threats and risks and influence the institutional and media environment in their favour. Legal strategies consist of exploiting legal and procedural techniques in order to gain an advantage in terms of economic performance. There is a convergence of these two universes as it becomes clearer that these two approaches share a common conception of strategies based on the instrumentalisation of information and legal instruments and that these two approaches have to be combined to increase their effectiveness. "Legal intelligence" appears as a possible outcome of this convergence between business intelligence and legal strategies or « Law & Management ».
    Abstract: L'intelligence économique et les stratégies juridiques sont deux facteurs nouveaux de compétitivité pour les entreprises. Ces deux approches se distinguent par leur objet et par le profil des praticiens qui les mettent en œuvre. L'intelligence économique est un ensemble de techniques d'acquisition et de gestion de l'information mises en œuvre par des spécialistes du renseignement et de l'influence pour permettre aux entreprises de protéger leur patrimoine immatériel, déjouer les menaces et les risques auxquels elles sont exposées et infléchir l'environnement institutionnel et médiatique en leur faveur. Les stratégies juridiques quant à elles consistent à exploiter les techniques juridiques et procédurales en vue d'en tirer un avantage en termes de performance économique et d'avantage concurrentiel. On observe une convergence de ces deux mondes à mesure qu'il apparaît plus évident que ces deux approches partagent une même conception des stratégies fondées sur l'instrumentalisation de leur matériau (respectivement l'information et les instruments juridiques) et qu'elles ont donc vocation à être combinées pour accroître leur efficacité. L'intelligence juridique apparaît comme un aboutissement possible de cette convergence entre intelligence économique et stratégies juridiques.
    Keywords: Business intelligence, Legal strategies, Law & management, Legal intelligence, Economic warfare, Intelligence économique, Stratégies juridiques, Renseignement, Intelligence juridique, Guerre économique
    Date: 2022–11–03
  3. By: Stefanie A. Haller; Eoin T. Flaherty; Ragnhild Balsvik; Stefanie Haller
    Abstract: This paper replicates Poole (2013) using comprehensive Norwegian and Irish register data. Our results largely confirm the evidence documented in Poole for Brazil which suggests that when workers leave multinationals and are rehired at domestic establishments, the wages of their new coworkers who have already been present in the plant increase. However, unlike suggested in the original article there is little indication that these spillovers differ in a statistically significant way across various dimensions of heterogeneity for any of the three countries.
    Keywords: multinational firms, wage spillovers, worker mobility, replication
    JEL: F23 F61 J31
    Date: 2023

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