Micro-level Intangibles Measure: The Case of Public Sector & Application to Slovenia (D3.5)

This paper focuses on the application of the Globalinto methodology and modification of the existing Globalinto methodology for the private (market) sector in order to apply the methodology also to the public sector. So far, little has been done in the field of the empirical analysis of intangibles in the public sector. The SPINTAN project (Carol Corrado et al., 2016) contributed initial guidance relying on a modified definition by Corrado et al. (Carol Corrado et al., 2006).

The identification strategy proposes three alternative identifications of the public sector (narrow NACE identification, broad NACE identification and the identification based on the legal status), two different lists of occupations (broad and narrow), and two alternative educational characteristics thresholds (tertiary and master or higher level of education) in order to assess the stock of intangible capital in the public sector.

The paper also investigates empirically the characteristic of intangible capital in Slovenia, by applying the Globalinto methodology, which relies on occupational classification and educational classification of employees into the three different categories of intangible capital, computerised information (ICT), innovative capital (R&D) and economic competencies (OC).

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