Intangibles as firm assets or industrial commons - Tensions and opportunities
|Dates:||1 March 2022|
|Times:||14:00 - 15:30|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||Alliance Manchester Business School|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students|
This workshop seeks to discuss the dual nature of intangibles, and what it means for firms and for policy support. On the one hand, firms see acquisition and control of intangible assets as essential to gaining competitive advantage. On the other hand, from a systemic point of view, individual ownership of intangible assets can limit the sharing and exchange of intangibles that is indispensable for growth, innovation and problem solving for the economy and society as a whole.
We will first present the conceptual framework outlining and exemplifying this dual nature. We then apply this perspective to the COVID vaccination problem, in a panel discussion with four invited speakers. We hope to distill important, more general lessons as to best nurture the power of intangibles for the common good, and for the firms that are essential engines for it.
Moderation: Carter Bloch
14:00-14:15: Intangibles between the firm and the system
Jakob Edler & Sarada Gadepalli
14:15-15:20 The case of COVID as one example
Four invited experts will give 10 minute presentations representing divergent views, followed by general discussion
15:20-15:30 Concluding discussion - what needs to be done?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
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