Jose Guimon

Jose Guimon
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid | UAM · Department of Development Economics

PhD
Research on science and innovation policy

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Introduction
Currently working as advisor at the office of the Minister of Science and Innovation of the Spanish Government. Associate professor (on leave) at the Department of Development Economics of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM).

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Publications (94)
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Collaboration between foreign subsidiaries and universities is relevant for multinational companies (MNCs) that aim at absorbing knowledge from abroad, as well as for universities and policy-makers attempting to maximize the spillovers associated with foreign direct investment (FDI). In this paper, we explore how MNCs collaborate with universities...
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During the past two decades, a growing number of universities, mainly from developed countries, have established branch campuses in developing countries. From the developing country perspective, attracting foreign universities can help mitigate financial constraints and capacity shortages that impair the state’s ability to provide greater access to...
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Purpose Frugal innovation has gained prominence based on its potential contribution to sustainable development and the new opportunities that it offers to low-income customers. This paper aims to analyse the strategic knowledge transfer practices implemented by an entrepreneurial university for fostering frugal innovations within an emerging econom...
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España y Portugal van a la zaga de las economías europeas más avanzadas con respecto a los indicadores clave en materia de vínculos ciencia-empresa, tales como la generación de patentes por parte de universidades y organismos públicos de investigación, las copublicaciones público-privadas, la financiación privada de investigación y desarrollo (I+D)...
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Technological change has transformed the ways knowledge is developed and shared internationally. Accordingly, in the quarter-century since the WTO was established, and since its Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights came into force, both the knowledge dimension of trade and the functioning of the IP system have been rad...
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Countries deploy a variety of policy instruments to promote university-industry knowledge transfer. While these instruments are often discussed in isolation, they are implemented collectively and may reinforce and complement but also weaken or even negatively affect each other. This chapter presents a conceptual framework to map policy instruments...
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El objetivo de este artículo es examinar la trayectoria reciente de las políticas de innovación en España y los retos que se avecinan en el futuro próximo, tratando de dar respuesta a las siguientes preguntas: ¿Cómo han evolucionado las políticas españolas de ciencia e innovación durante los últimos años? ¿Cómo podemos aprovechar las oportunidades...
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Purpose This study aims to explore the institutional complexities associated with the design and implementation of a natural resource fund for innovation. Design/methodology/approach This study examines the case of Chile's Innovation Fund for Competitiveness by means of a historical approach building on interviews with key informants. Findings Th...
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PurposeWe have been inquiring into the diffusion process of reproductive genetic services (RGS) and the viability of geneticization in human reproduction.MethodA 2-round modified-Delphi survey was applied amongst Israeli and Spanish experts to analyze regulatory attitudes and expectations about the future applications of RGS. We argue that an expla...
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La calidad institucional resulta fundamental para explicar las diferencias de desarrollo económico entre países ricos en recursos naturales. Sin embargo, más allá de la importancia atribuida a las instituciones, la literatura existente no aclara la forma en que influye la calidad institucional sobre los recursos naturales ni ofrece prescripciones c...
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El informe analiza los patrones de innovación abierta de las tres comunidades autónomas españolas con mayor dinamismo innovador: Cataluña, Madrid y País Vasco. A través de una combinación de técnicas cuantitativas (modelización econométrica) y cualitativas (estudios de caso y entrevistas a expertos), se caracterizan los sistemas autonómicos de inno...
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Global scientific collaboration to find a vaccine is not enough to end the pandemic. International cooperation is also necessary to produce a successful vaccine affordably and distribute it equitably worldwide. Commercial and national interests threaten to thwart the universal immunization needed to curtail the pandemic. International institutions...
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Durante las últimas décadas, la innovación ha cobrado una mayor relevancia en los estudios que tratan de explicar las diferentes trayectorias de desarrollo económico de los territorios, debido a su papel como motor del crecimiento de la productividad de las empresas y, por tanto, como factor fundamental en el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Ad...
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We consider how the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged European small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector, and draw suggests policy implications. The sudden onslaught of the pandemic has acted as an economic shock, and we consider how it is likely to affect different types of manufacturing SMEs. We distinguish between imm...
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International science institutions are stepping up to the challenge of COVID-19. Now’s the time to start planning for a global public goods approach to vaccine distribution. https://issues.org/pandemic-global-scientific-collaboration/
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Since the pioneering work of David J. Teece (“Profiting from technological innovation: Implications for integration, collaboration, licensing and public policy”, Research Policy 15, 1986), the concept of “appropriability regime” – defined as the level of threat stemming from potential imitators in the firm’s environment– has been useful in describi...
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In the last few decades, the number of academic articles focused on digital business has grown exponentially. The aim of this study is to present the evolution of academic research in digital business between 1990 and 2015. The analysis concentrates on identifying the most productive and influential journals in this field of research, as well as th...
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Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) research has focused predominantly on demonstrating the link between ICM and innovative performance from a general, context-free perspective. This paper analyses deeper implications of ICM showing the inadequacy of this one-size-fits-all approach, and introduces a more realistic view of the role of ICM on innov...
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La globalización y la transformación digital ofrecen grandes posibilidades de desarrollo, pero a la vez presentan desafíos e incertidumbre. Ante estas oportunidades y retos, los estados promueven la investigación para generar y desarrollar un potencial de innovación. Sin embargo, la definición de políticas, estrategias o instrumentos de fomento par...
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This paper questions the potential shift of reproduction towards assisted reproductive technologies due to benefits provided by genetic manipulation of embryos. In order to examine the viability of such a shift and its implications from a regulatory perspective, we relied on two panels of experts from Israel and Spain, using the Delphi method and a...
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Frugal innovation has gained prominence in recent years given its potential contribution to sustainable development and the new opportunities that it provides to low-income customers. However, the role of universities in frugal innovation remains largely unexplored. This paper looks into the different mechanisms through which university-business co...
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In recent years, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) and genetic engineering (GE) have developed substantially, raising hopes but also concerns. Relying on a panel of experts, this article explores expected scenarios related to the evolution of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART), thus helping to ascertain wh...
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Purpose: The market of assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs) is rapidly evolving, raising growing ethical and social dilemmas. This paper compares the regulatory responses to technological and market developments in Israel and Spain, both intensive users of ART. We identify strengths and deficiencies in the regulation of ART in these two countr...
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Purpose The purpose of this study is to explore the potential for increasing the productivity of small firms from emerging countries by enhancing their management practices. Design/methodology/approach The link between four types of management practices and labor productivity at the firm level is tested through a sample of 13,566 small firms from...
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Resumen Este artículo explora nuevos mecanismos mediante los cuales los países pueden mejorar su co-nexión con redes globales de innovación, más allá de los mecanismos tradicionales para absorber tecnología extranjera como el comercio internacional y la inversión extranjera directa. A través del estudio del caso de Chile, se discuten las oportunida...
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R&D related foreign direct investments represent a powerful mechanism for cross-border knowledge sharing that can stimulate the process of technological catch-up. However, low-income countries and smaller middle-income countries remain largely excluded from this kind of global flows of knowledge. In this chapter, we discuss the motivations and impl...
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El desarrollo del sistema español de innovación depende, además de la capacidad de producción científica, de la transferencia de conocimiento entre ciencia y empresa. Pese a los avances recientes, el vínculo universidad-empresa es todavía poco eficiente y persisten serias barreras a la colaboración en ambos sentidos. Este documento propone diez rec...
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This report discusses challenges and opportunities in assessing the impacts of science-industry knowledge exchange on innovation. The report provides new evidence on joint industry-science patenting activity and academic start-ups, as well as on the impact of geographical proximity between research institutions and industry on local innovation. The...
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Countries deploy a variety of financial, regulatory and soft policy instruments to promote science-industry knowledge exchange. While these instruments are often discussed in isolation, they are implemented collectively and may reinforce and complement but also weaken or even negatively affect each other and add excessive complexity. This paper dev...
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Intellectual Capital Management (ICM) research has focused predominantly on demonstrating the link between ICM and innovative performance from a general, context-free perspective. This paper analyses deeper implications of ICM showing the inadequacy of this one-size-fits-all approach, and introduces a more realistic view of the role of ICM on innov...
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Over the last decade we have witnessed an unprecedented growth in the number of cross-border R&D investments towards large emerging countries such as China and India. However, small middle-income countries have played a marginal role as recipients of R&D-related FDI despite increasing policy efforts. In particular, several Latin American countries...
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Previous research analysing the decentralization of science and innovation policies has focused on the experiences of developed countries. The objective of this article is to explore the implications for emerging countries, which have decentralized innovation policies more recently than high-income countries, but face more acute shortages of critic...
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Previous research analysing the decentralisation of science and innovation policies has focused on the experiences of developed countries. The objective of this article is to explore the implications for emerging countries, which have decentralised innovation policies more recently than high-income countries, but face more acute shortages of critic...
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Este artículo analiza cómo los gobiernos pueden atraer universidades o institutos públicos de investigación extranjeros que contribuyan al estímulo de los sistemas regionales de inno-vación. A partir del análisis de una serie de experiencias internacionales, se explora la posi-bilidad de aplicar esta estrategia en el País Vasco. En efecto, podría s...
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During the last two decades a growing number of universities, mainly from developed countries, have established campuses in developing countries. From the developing countries’ perspective, attracting foreign universities helps mitigate financial constraints and capacity shortages that impair the state’s ability to provide greater access to tertiar...
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Recent research has emphasized that success of industrial clusters is not only driven by intra-cluster knowledge sharing (" local buzz ") but also by externally sourced knowledge (" global knowledge pipelines "). This article examines the factors that determine the channels through which clusters connect with global knowledge pipelines depending on...
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In the last few decades many firms have been making large investments in e-commerce applications, digital technologies or the use of the Internet in several business activities and processes, giving rise to the notions of digital business and digital economy. Consequently, the number of academic articles on digital business has grown exponentially....
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International centres of excellence (ICE) in which foreign research organizations are attracted to developing and emerging countries via dedicated funding schemes to support technological catching-up and strengthening of innovation systems, can have benefits for both host countries and their international research partners through knowledge spill-o...
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National innovation systems in emerging countries often suffer from weak university-industry links and inefficient technology commercialisation processes. While the existing literature is rich in analysing this kind of systemic failures from a broad theoretical perspective, there is a shortage of applied studies that discuss how these challenges un...
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Many emerging countries that formerly focused on attracting FDI through export processing zones are now trying to use FDI to develop international science hubs. Considering the experiences of Singapore and Chile, this Perspective discusses how FDI promotion policies need to be upgraded in order to contribute to this policy agenda.
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Purpose The aim of this paper is to examine the emergence of multinational universities through the lens of Dunning’s eclectic paradigm. Design/methodology/approach An analytical framework combining the eclectic paradigm with the three missions of universities is proposed to explore the motives behind the cross-border activity of universities. Fi...
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While most of the literature on global innovation networks has focused on the internationalization of R&D by multinational companies and their interaction with local firms in host locations, this seminar will discuss how universities participate in the development of global innovation networks. First, it is important to consider how multinational c...
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Kazakhstan has been among the fastest growing economies in the world since the early 2000s thanks to the exploitation of its oil reserves and mineral resources. However, the country’s over-reliance on extractive industries has become a growing policy concern. Promoting innovation has emerged as a key policy priority, as part of the national strateg...
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The International Centers of Excellence program in Chile is one of the few programs in the world—and the first of its kind in Latin America—explicitly aimed at creating R&D centers where foreign universities, public research organizations, and private corporations will carry out R&D, technology transfer, and commercialization activities. It represe...
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National innovation systems in emerging countries often suffer from weak university-industry links and inefficient technology commercialization processes. While the existing literature is rich in analysing this kind of systemic failures from a broad theoretical perspective, there is a shortage of applied studies that discuss how these challenges un...
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The Program of Support for Small and Medium Enterprises (PROPYME) in Costa Rica was initiated in 2002 by the Ministry of Science and Technology and is ongoing as of 2015. It provides nonrefundable grants for small and medium sized enterprises to develop innovation-related projects, including R&D and human resources training. This case study looks a...
Technical Report
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Innovation policy is increasingly conceived as the shared responsibility of national and subnational governments, yet most countries are struggling with multilevel governance. This paper provides an overview of how different countries are dealing with regional innovation policy and of the institutions and tools used for national-regional coordinati...
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The available evidence shows that the geography of corporate research and development (R and D) is becoming more multi-polar, which brings along new opportunities for some developing countries. However, global competition to attract FDI in R and D has become very intense, and developing countries that fail to raise their technological capabilities...
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Collaboration between academia and industry is increasingly a critical component of efficient national innovation systems. It is useful to examine the experience of developed countries to better understand the different types of university-industry collaboration, motivations to form these agreements and barriers to cooperation, as well as the role...
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Since the 1990s, promotion of foreign direct investment (FDI) and investment in research and development (R&D) have been pillars of the Czech government's economic strategy. Many multinational companies (MNCs) have broadened the scope of their operations in the country to include R&D. This case study illustrates how the government implemented a coo...
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The Technology Commercialization Project was launched in 2008 by Kazakhstan's Ministry of Education and Science, with support from the World Bank, to improve the country's science and technology system by providing R&D grants to research groups through a competitive selection process. This case study focuses on how these grants were designed and im...
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The aim of Uganda' Millennium Science Initiative (2007–13) was to help the country's universities and research institutes to produce more and better qualified science and engineering graduates and higher quality and more relevant research, and to encourage firms to use these outputs to improve their productivity for the sake of enhancing science an...
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The Science for the Knowledge Economy (SKE) project comprised a variety of policy instruments for improving Chile's national innovation system and its human capital. One of the project's main components focused on promoting public–private linkages for innovation. This included providing competitive grants for research consortia, scholarships for do...
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A policy approach long used by national governments is to provide competitive, merit-based research grants to select " centers of excellence " (CoEs) in order to increase the returns on public investments in R&D. With the wide variety of existing models making generalization difficult, this policy brief outlines the common foundations of CoE progra...
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Costa Rica has attracted large flows of foreign direct investment (FDI), and, since 2000, activities of multinational companies (MNCs) have shown signs of gravitating toward higher value-added segments of corporate supply chains, including research and development (R&D). Given the underdeveloped state of the national innovation system, however, nei...
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As multinational companies internationalize their R&D activities, new opportunities have opened up for developing countries to attract R&D-intensive foreign direct investment (FDI). However, countries that fail to raise their technological capabilities in line with the needs of multinational companies run the risk of remaining marginalized from glo...
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This policy brief discusses the decentralization of innovation policies and reviews some national–regional coordination tools that may be used to improve their efficiency. The brief focuses not on whether to decentralize, but rather on how to do it right through " smart decentralization. " This involves searching for the right division of labor whi...
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Research centers of excellence have been under development in Chile since the late 1990s, originally through the World Bank's Millennium Science Initiative (MSI) and subsequently funded by the Chilean government. The centers are chosen through a competitive peer-reviewed process to support research and development projects, advanced training, colla...
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Programa de Apoyo a la Pequeña y Mediana Empresa (Program of Support for Small and Medium Enterprises, or PROPYME) fund in Costa Rica provides nonrefundable grants for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovation-related projects in science and technology. The grants finance R&D projects and human resources training in SMEs, cove...
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The available evidence shows that the geography of corporate research and development (R and D) is becoming more multi-polar, which brings along new opportunities for some developing countries. However, global competition to attract FDI in R and D has become very intense, and developing countries that fail to raise their technological capabilities...
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Competition for FDI is intensifying and changing in scope as governments of developed and developing countries alike place a higher emphasis on the quality rather than on the quantity of FDI. Against the backdrop of contemporary international business trends, we argue that shifting from quantity to quality in FDI promotion entails a new policy mix...
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This article summarises recent revisions to the investment development path (IDP) as postulated by Narula and Dunning (2010). The IDP provides a framework to understand the dynamic interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development. The revisions take into account some recent changes in the global economic environment. Thi...
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This article explores how the globalization of corporate R&D has led to the emergence of new policy strategies across the EU, involving a more proactive role of governments and a closer connection between innovation policies and FDI promotion policies. The first part presents an analytical framework encompassing the main policy objectives and instr...
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In late 2008, as financial markets were crashing, the Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment launched the Columbia FDI Perspectives. The first Perspective, entitled “The FDI recession has begun,” correctly forecast an FDI recession in the following year. From that first Perspective in late 2008 to the end of 2010, the series p...
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This article summarises recent revisions to the investment development path(IDP) as postulated by Narula and Dunning (2010). The IDP provides a framework to understand the dynamic interaction between foreign direct investment (FDI) and economic development. The revisions take into account some recent changes in the global economic environment. This...
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One important novelty of the Lisbon Treaty, ratified by the EU in December 2009, is the inclusion of FDI within the scope of Common Commercial Policy, implying a transfer of certain FDI competences from the member states to the EU, which now has the ability to conclude international investment treaties. 1 Until now, member states had full competenc...
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Competition among countries to attract the research and development (R&D) activities of multinational enterprises has increased substantially during the last years, but the strategies used by governments in this competition still remain largely unexplored. This paper addresses that gap by proposing a taxonomy of the policy instruments available to...
Technical Report
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This paper addresses the role of multinational enterprises (MNE) in the upgrading of national innovation systems and the policies that the new member states (NMS) of the European Union (EU) can put in place to enhance it. We use the innovation systems approach as a basis for analyzing policy options and focus on the MNE and the potential for linkag...
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This paper presents and compares two of the most renowned guidelines---the Danish and the MERITUM---on reporting of intangibles which have been developed in Europe in recent years. Both works propose a set of recommendations on how to complement traditional financial statements with the publication of an intellectual capital report disclosing addit...
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Purpose – Aims to increase our understanding of the role of intangibles in credit risk analysis and of the main factors which enable or disable the impact of intellectual capital (IC) reports. Design/methodology/approach – Discusses recent findings from the European Union-funded E*Know-Net project (2001-2003) and reviews other works on the subject....