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New Intangibles for European Growth

Welcome to the GLOBALINTO website. The GLOBALINTO project is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Program (February 2019 – January 2022).

GLOBALINTO seeks to develop new measures of intangible assets in order to analyze the role of knowledge production and diffusion for innovation, productivity and growth.

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Study of corporate investments in intangible assets and their impact on firm performance

The GLOBALINTO project is currently conducting a survey of investments in intangibles in seven countries across Europe (Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Slovenia, United Kingdom). This study seeks to develop a more complete view of business spending on intangible or “soft” assets, such as R&D, training, software, databases, design, reputation and branding, organisation and business process improvement, the determinants of these investments and their link with enterprise performance. In addition, we investigate the impact of Covid-19 crisis on the level of these investments as well as on other issues such as business strategy change.

Data collection will be carried out by Global Data Collection Company (GDCC) on behalf of the project. For further information on the survey, please contact Mojca Bavdaž (

Latest paper

Are innovation and intangibles assets driver’s for EU’s manufacturing competitiveness in Global Value Chains? (D6.3)

The role of the diffusion of knowledge across countries and the participation of firms in Global Value Chains (GVCs) has gained increasing attention in recent years. This includes the characteristics of GVCs, the extent of international knowledge flows and how value creation is distributed across value chains. This study investigates the linkage between intangibles, innovation and participation in Global Value Chains and examine their effects on the performance of nineteen manufacturing sectors from 27 European Union countries and Great Britain.

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Latest paper

Roth, F. (2020). Revisiting intangible capital and labour productivity growth, 2000-2015

Accounting for the crisis and economic recovery in the EU

This paper aims to revisit the relaitionship between intangible capital and labour productivity growth using the largest, up-tp-date macro database (2000-2015) available to corroborate the econometric findings of earlier work and to generate novel econometric evidence by accounting for times of crisis (2008-2013) and economic recovery (2014-2015).

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