Proceedings of The 13th International Conference of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development
Compared to tangible assets, "intangibles", or knowledge-based resources, are among the most important determinants of institutions, business and industry performance. Recognizing their role in promoting entrepreneurship, firm performance and socio-economic advancement, several developed countries have recently estimated the economic value of R&D and other forms of innovations, and have integrated them into the measurement of GDP. At the same time, several studies have questioned the net benefits of globalization and the impact of "intangibles" on the level and distribution of income and wealth. These mixed results indicate that the role of intangibles and knowledge resources as a source of equitable development is an open issue and hence of significance for theoretical and empirical research. In this framework, the 13th Conference of the Society for Global Business and Economic Development (SGBED) invites empirical and conceptual research with a focus on the role of the "intangibles" in advancing equitable development in a global business and institutional perspectives.