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Measuring investment in intangible assets in the UK: results from a new survey


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  • Gaganan Awano

    (Office for National Statistics)

  • Mark Franklin

    (Office for National Statistics)

  • Jonathan Haskel

    (Imperial College, London)

  • Zafeira Kastrinaki

    (Imperial College, London)


SUMMARYThis article presents results of the Investment in Intangible Asset (IIA) Survey launched by ONS in October 2009. It is a new and unique survey of firms in the UK, drawn from the business register to represent the market sector of the economy. The survey is aimed at measuring investment of firms in six categories of intangible assets, these are: employer funded training, software, research and development (R&D), reputation and branding, design, and business process improvement. The survey also set out to measure the life lengths of investments in each asset. The results show the overall level of intangible asset spending in the UK is considerable. The article explores the incidence, expenditure levels and life lengths of these assets.

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Article provided by Palgrave Macmillan in its journal Economic & Labour Market Review.

Volume (Year): 4 (2010)
Issue (Month): 7 (July)
Pages: 66-71

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  1. Dutz, Mark A. & Kannebley, Sergio Jr. & Scarpelli, Maira & Sharma, Siddharth, 2012. "Measuring intangible assets in an emerging market economy: an application to Brazil," Policy Research Working Paper Series 6142, The World Bank.
  2. Dal Borgo, Mariela & Goodridge, Peter & Pesole, Annarosa, 2012. "Productivity and Growth in UK Industries: An Intangible Investment Approach," CAGE Online Working Paper Series, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) 88, Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE).
  3. Haskel, J & Corrado, C & Jona-Lasinio, C & Iommi, M, 2013. "Innovation and intangible investment in Europe, Japan and the US," Working Papers, Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School 11139, Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School.
  4. Tether, B. & Bascavusoglu-Moreau, E., 2012. "A Different Path to Growth? Service Innovation and Performance amongst UK Manufacturers," ESRC Centre for Business Research - Working Papers, ESRC Centre for Business Research wp433, ESRC Centre for Business Research.
  5. Haskel, J & Goodridge, P & Wallis, G, 2014. "Estimating UK investment in intangible assets and Intellectual Property Rights," Working Papers, Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School 13168, Imperial College, London, Imperial College Business School.


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