Capitalism without capital : the rise of the intangible economy / Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake ; with a new preface by the authors.
By: Haskel, Jonathan.
Contributor(s): Westlake, Stian.Publisher: Princeton ; Oxford : Princeton University Press, Edition: [Paperback edition].Description: xiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9780691183299; 0691183295; 9780691175034; 0691175039.Subject(s): Intangible property -- Economic aspects | Capitalism -- Forecasting | Economic forecastingDDC classification: 330.12
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-265) and index.
Introduction -- Part I. The rise of the intangible economy : Capital's vanishing act -- How to measure intangible investment -- What's different about intangible investment?: The four S's of intangibles -- Part II. The consequences of the rise of the intangible economy : Intangibles, investment, productivity, and secular stagnation -- Intangibles and the rise of inequality -- Infrastructure for intangibles, and intangible infrastructure -- The challenge of financing an intangible economy -- Competing, managing, and investing in the intangible economy -- Public policy in an intangible economy : five hard questions -- Summary, conclusion, and the way ahead.
"Early in the twenty-first century, a quiet revolution occurred. For the first time, the major developed economies began to invest more in intangible assets, like design, branding, and software, than in tangible assets, like machinery, buildings, and computers. For all sorts of businesses, the ability to deploy assets that one can neither see nor touch is increasingly the main source of long-term success. But this is not just a familiar story of the so-called new economy. Capitalism without Capital shows that the growing importance of intangible assets has also played a role in some of the larger economic changes of the past decade, including the growth in economic inequality and the stagnation of productivity. Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake explore the unusual economic characteristics of intangible investment and discuss how an economy rich in intangibles is fundamentally different from one based on tangibles. Capitalism without Capital concludes by outlining how managers, investors, and policymakers can exploit the characteristics of an intangible age to grow their businesses, portfolios, and economies"--Page 4 of cover.