International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development
IKED - International Organisation for Knowledge Economy and Enterprise Development

Publications

Since its inception in 2002, IKED has produced a large number of reports. In recent years, most formed part of specific projects and are not for general distribution. Many of the publications mentioned on these pages may, however, be downloaded free of charge for individual use. Reproduction may be authorized subject to prior written approval by IKED (see applicable availability details in "Read more" for each publication). In all cases, appropriate acknowledgements are required when citations from any IKED publications or reproduction of part or parts of any of IKED publications are made by third parties. For parties interested in accessing additional specific material, please contact info@iked.com

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....Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the Era of Knowledge, Innovation and Green Growth

.:: ....Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan in the Era of Knowledge, Innovation and Green Growth
This paper was prepared following an event in Astana organised by UNECE and hosted by the Government of Kazakhstan in Astana, October 2013. Engaging some 40 policy makers from the two countries, the event featured intensive discussions on critical policy issues, including whether the way forward is one of a "green" or a "grey" economy. IKED's paper reviews the nature of these countries' ongoing transition and argues for the importance of undertaking comprehensive reforms to turn the challenges with a deteriorating environment into a source of opportunities. Read more ...
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Towards Innovation Policy in Abu Dhabi: Indicators, Benchmarking and Natural Resource Rich Economies

.:: The Individualised Digital Identity Model A User-centric Framework of Identity Management Services
A report from the GINI-SA Consortium
GINI-SA is a Support Action motivated by the vision of a Personalized Identity Management ecosystem where individual persons will control their own Individual Digital Identity (INDI) space. The groundwork of GINI-SA, which is coordinated by IKED, is laid out in this publication, which examines the technological, legal, regulatory and privacy-related dimensions of the gap between the current situation and the vision for an INDI ecosystem beyond 2020. Read more ...
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Towards Innovation Policy in Abu Dhabi: Indicators, Benchmarking and Natural Resource Rich Economies

.:: Towards Innovation Policy in Abu Dhabi: Indicators, Benchmarking and Natural Resource Rich Economies
IKED has carried out analysis and research to help put in place better methods and indicators to measure progress in the transition of Natural Resource-based Economies (NRE) towards Knowledge-Based Economies (KBE). Among its key projects, IKED worked with the central authorities of Abu Dhabi on the development of an innovation index tailored to reflecting progress on the specific challenges confronting NREs and to develop recommendations for further work in this field.
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Competence Development for Growth_International Outlook and Analysis
.:: Competence Development for Growth: International Outlook and Analysis
The focus of this report is on the growing importance of skills upgrading in SMEs, coupled with the search for a comprehensive policy approach to meet the new needs and opportunities in this area. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of SMEs, ranging from the vast community of relatively stable and mature firms to the more limited group of high-tech and/or potentially fast-growing categories of firms which we may know as gazelles or similar names.
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Handbook on Women-owned SMEs
.:: Handbook on Women-owned SMEs: Challenges and Opportunities in Policies and Programmes
This book, by a number of authors writing from different parts of the world, ventures into the issues confronting women-owned SMEs (WOEs) in respect of knowledge and skills development. The inspiration for the book was a special session on Women Entrepreneurship and ICT: Policy & Programme Implications for Women SMEs in Training, Advocacy Strategy and Growth, hosted jointly by IKED and the GKP at the Global Knowledge ...
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Transforming University-Industry-Government Relations in Ethiopia
.:: Transforming University-Industry-Government Relations in Ethiopia
This publication is a compilation of reference articles and case studies and the discussions held around these at the Triple Helix Conference on Transforming University-Industry-Government Relations in Ethiopia, held in Addis Ababa on 29th-31st May 2006.
Better means for developing and using technology and knowledge have become critical for basically any ...
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The Role of Venture Capital
.:: The Role of Venture Capital, Global Trends and Issues from a Nordic Perspective
Venture capital is not a panacea for higher growth and increased economic dynamism. But it is becoming increasingly important for many countries around the world, alongside other forms of funding for start-ups and early-stage business expansion and in the presence of appropriate conditions for restructuring, technology development, diffusion and entrepreneurship.
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The Changing Impact of Globalisation
.:: The Changing Impact of Globalisation: The Case of Sweden
Published in January 2006, and produced in response to a request by the Invest in Sweden Agency (ISA), this report primarily addresses the role played by Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in national economies, and how the effects are influenced by local conditions and policies.Mapping international trends and emerging issues, the study examines the evolving challenges for developed countries in the wake of increasing globalisation and the surge of countries ...
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Forendrade Effekter av Globaliseringen
.:: Förändrade Effekter av Globaliseringen: Vad som Bestämmer Utvecklingen för Sverige
Similar to the English version of this study, prepared for the Invest-in-Sweden Agency (today "Invest: Sweden"), the focus of this report in on the way Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) affects national economies, and how that is dependent on local conditions and policies, coupled with the changing nature of international competition and the strategies of the Multinational Enterprises (MNEs) themselves.
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Chile's Innovation System in International Comparison
.:: Chile’s Innovation System in International Comparison
Innovation and entrepreneurship depend on a range of institutions and market conditions. In order to explore the way forward, many governments around the world are in the process of examining the key areas that ultimately constitute the foundations for sustaining economic growth, international competitiveness and social welfare in a rapidly changing international environment.
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Effort and Performance of R&D in Sweden
.:: Effort and Performance of R&D in Sweden
The Nordic countries are leaders in many indicators of scientific and technological capabilities, and their industries also display relatively high productivity growth. Still, these countries face challenges in how to generate new products, new firms, and how to sustain employment. The present publication, produced in 2005, presents an in-depth review of the Swedish innovation system as part of a wider Nordic review.
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Proceedings from IKED and VINNOVA Evaluation Seminar
.:: Proceedings from IKED and VINNOVA Evaluation Seminar
This report, published in 2005, represents the proceedings from a seminar organised jointly by IKED and VINNOVA on “Public Research and Innovation Policy for the Good of Society: How to Assess the Way Forward?” The increasing focus on science and R&D as a growth enabler implies several important policy challenges that might be improved by a stronger evaluation culture and practice.
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Business Incubation and Venture Capital
.:: Business Incubation and Venture Capital
How can business incubators and venture capital investors co-operate? How lucrative is the collaboration for the involved parties and is it possible to increase the VC investment flow to firms within incubators? In order to shed light on these issues, IKED and the Italian Institute for Industrial Promotion (IPI) carried out this global survey of 28 incubators in 15 different countries. The report was published in 2005.
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Strengthening Innovation and Technology Policies for SME Development in Turkey
.:: Strengthening Innovation and Technology Policies for SME Development in Turkey: Opportunities for Private Sector Investment
Published in 2005, this report addresses the issues facing Turkey at a critical juncture in its history. The country is on the move towards seizing opportunities arising with a globalized, knowledge-based economy. It is also struggling to cope with the challenges of European integration.
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Innovation in the Nordic-Baltic Sea Region
.:: Innovation in the Nordic-Baltic Sea Region: A Case for Regional Cooperation
Prepared for the Baltic Development Forum’s Annual Summit in Hamburg, 2004, this report discusses the significance of innovation in the Nordic-Baltic Sea Region, including innovation performances, policies, and governance in the individual countries, as well as the potential of regional cooperation for strengthening innovation.
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Tourism Development in the Baltic Sea Region
.:: Tourism Development in the Baltic Sea Region
Prepared for the Baltic Development Forum’s Annual Summit in Hamburg, 2004, this report analyses the potential of Tourism as a regional growth industry and outlines the rationale for regional cooperation to stimulate a sustainable Tourism industry. Tourism is a sector in which huge advantages would be gained by regional cooperation. Currently, there is very little cooperation on developing joint policies and exchanging experiences within this sector.
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Enabling Growth and Innovation
.:: Enabling Growth and Innovation for SMEs Proceedings from IKED/INSME
The report sums up key findings from the IKED/INSME International Roundtable Meeting that took place in Malmö and Helsingborg, February 2004. It aims to identify main factors in sustaining the potential of SMEs facing the challenges of globalisation in the knowledge-based society, and discusses how public and private key stakeholders can be motivated to join forces to ensure the concreteness and sustainability of measures and initiatives that improve ...
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