'Knowledge capital' and innovation in global corporations Online publication date: Wed, 07-Feb-2007
by Blandine Laperche
International Journal of Technology and Globalisation (IJTG), Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007
Abstract: Currently, the formation and the protection of a knowledge base is of major importance to firms. In this paper, we explain the formation of the firm's 'knowledge capital'. We develop the idea of the existence of a growing contradiction between, on the one hand, the socialisation of the 'knowledge capital', and, on the other hand, the tendency toward its oligopolistic appropriation, which is made easier notably by the evolution of patent laws and practices. This contradiction can be explained by today's profitability imperative and its related necessity to reduce the risk for the cost and the length of technological progress.
Online publication date: Wed, 07-Feb-2007
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