How Intangible stimulates Economic Growth, Jobs Creation & Build Value Capital?

In a recent web-conference hosted by Ms.Mary Adams of IC Knowledge Center, Mr.Ken Jarboe, President, Athena Alliance, gave a presentation – ‘Intangible Assets as Sources of Increased Productivity and Enterprise Value‘ – A Personal Summary of the Conference – “New Building Blocks for Jobs and Economic Growth – May 16th-17th 2011 – sponsored by OECD, Athena Alliance, Kauffman, The Conference Board, McDonough School of Business of Georgetown University and the National Academics’. This paper is in response to the Background paper for the conference session – “Emerging Measures for Strategic Management” and “Global Competition and Collaboration” To download the paper please check below. Continue reading

Harmonizing #CSR and #Sustainability

In a recent post by Aman Das in on the topic The 2011 CSR Debate, Part 1: CSR Is an Evolution, Not a Revolution by Henk Campher and on the same site another interesting post The 2011 CSR Debate, Part 2: It’s Sustainability, stupid! by Alberto Andreu, Continue reading

Intangible – the Eternal Seed

Intangible is antimatter and good similarities exist between matter & antimatter in one hand, and tangible & intangible at the other. Intangible in the mundane world of business management has been used in only one instance, otherwise, not surprisingly, not touched at all. A physics textbook describes matter as “that takes up space and has mass”. Every physical object we have ever seen consists of matter. Scientists however have been continuously exploring the existence of antimatter in the known universe. The latest experiment is with a Large Hadron Collider (LHC) a 27-km long tunnel where beams of particles are fired to prove the theory that a particle when it meets its antiparticle, they annihilate each other and their entire mass is converted into pure energy. One of the LHC detectors, code named LHCb, is trying to investigate that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created in the Big Bang and what happened to the “missing” antimatter. Continue reading

Lords blame Auditors for Banking Crisis

This is in response to the report in Accountancy Age titled:Lords Enquiry: accounting fuelled banking crisis: written by Mario Christodoulou dated 26 Oct. 2010: Continue reading

Budget for & Govern Cost Consequence

This is an extract from the book: Titled Inactivity Based Cost Management [IBCM]: Sub-titled: Measurement of Intangible: Governance, Ethical & Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability. This extract is on cost consequence and the readers shall note that there is no separate chapter on Cost Consequence in the book but finds its way to several chapters. Continue reading

Intangible Asset is croupier’s delight.

Extract from the Book Titled: Inactivity based Cost Management; with the sub-title: Measurement of Governance, Ethical & Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability

1995: Exposure Draft: Intangible Assets

The year 1995 saw the introduction of exposure draft E50 for Intangible Assets. The stage was set to adopt new policies on changing industrial scene. When IAS 9 Accounting for R&D activities was introduced in 1977, the emphasis was on products leaning towards blue-collared employment oriented industries. In 1995 when the demand for a fresh look had arisen the emphasis had shifted considerably towards brand, computer software, copyrights, patents etc. Continue reading