Issue 21, february 2004.

Forum for Debate:

The Improvement of the Entrepreneurship Spirit and the Establishment of Innovative Firms: European Innovation Policies in the Madrid region.

The so-called "European paradox" is referred to the sparse social welfare growth compared with the huge amount of scientific and technological knowledge gathered in European countries. So, European policy agendas deal with the promotion of technology transfers from the scientific area to the companies.

Béjar, F.
Machín, C.
Bellido, F.
madri+d Knowledge Foundation.

Critical Factors Management in the Establisment of Research-based Firms.

We identify the threats for the establishment of entrepreneurial initiatives based on science and technology, following our experience on the issue within the Autonomous University of Madrid. The article also proposes seversal management criteria to deal with the risk derived from those threats.

De Pablo, I.
Pizarro, F.

The New Technology-based Firms in the Innovation Processes.

In the assessment of one country's adaptive capability to technological evolution, the growth and renewal of its business network are key indexes. These indexes guarantee the future competitiveness of the country.

Hidalgo, A.
Polytechnic University of Madrid

Open Lecture Room:

Disruptive Technologies and Firm's Craft

In recent Strategic Management research, the Economy of Innovation and its effects on competitive dynamics has attained a huge importance. This paper offers a conceptual framework from the "craft" idea, as well as some examples. The discussion deals also with the strategic consequences of the implementation of lesser innovations and technologies within sound companies.

Morcillo, P.
Redondo, J.U.
Autonomous University of Madrid

Innovation, knowledge, and learning spaces: from inhibitors to sublimators.

This is an essay on innovation sublimators. Deeping in the innovation sources we can attain a better understanding of the learning and intercommunication spaces. So, it is possible to develop the innovation sources. This is the author’s contribution to the debate on a so relevant issue.

Carballo, R.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Research: Projects:

Government's Intellectual Capital: the Instituto de Estudios Fiscales (Tax Studies Institute) Case -SICAP-

Intangibles are a key element in the government modernization processes. This paper shows a methodology to manage intellectual capital in government agencies from the "Intellectus Model", developed within the "Intellectus Forum". The first step in the model's application to the public agencies was made with the Spanish Tax Studies Institute. A set of concepts and recommendations is offered.

Merino Rodríguez, B.
Merino Moreno, C.
Plaz Landaeta, R.
Villar Mártil, L.