Industry restructuring in the ICT sector – What does labor mobility tell us about skill relatedness and knowledge spillovers?

Industries go through different phases of evolution where old skills become obsolete and new skills arecrucial for the industrial renewal process. Industry evolution is usually addressed from the perspectives of production and exports, leaving one factor largely unexplored: human capital. Industry restructuring isa dynamic process where skills developed in one industry move to other industries […]

The Future of Internet Era Organizations – The Concept of Chief Complementary Officer

Implications of Value Creation and Capture in Global Value Chains – Lessons from 39 Grassroots Cases

This report summarizes 39 detailed ETLA case studies of global value chains (GVCs). The findings suggest that the value added in global value chains is less tied to their tangible aspects than what conventional wisdom suggests. Intangible aspects of GVCs tend to be more important, but their poor measurement in available statistics misguides. With the […]

Performance-related Pay and Gender Wage Differences

Applied Economics (2013), Vol.  45 (36): pp. 5131-5143

Theory and Measurement of Competitiveness

The study deals with the theory and measurement of competitiveness. The basic theory of firm implies that under constant returns to scale the unit cost of production can be used to measure the marginal cost of production and to model the impact of competitiveness on the market share of a firm. The competitiveness and the […]

Servitization as a Productive Strategy of a Firm – Evidence from the Forest-Based Industries

A central aspect of the industrial evolution in the advanced economies is the phenomenon called servitization. In general, the term servitization or product-service transition is used to highlight the change, where the tangible offering of a manufacturing firm is augmented with intangible services. In this paper, servitization is addressed broadly as a strategic reorientation by […]

Industry restructuring in the ICT sector – What does labor mobility tell us about skill relatedness and knowledge spillovers?

Industries go through different phases of evolution where old skills become obsolete and new skills arecrucial for the industrial renewal process. Industry evolution is usually addressed from the perspectives of production and exports, leaving one factor largely unexplored: human capital. Industry restructuring isa dynamic process where skills developed in one industry move to other industries […]

The Future of Internet Era Organizations – The Concept of Chief Complementary Officer

Implications of Value Creation and Capture in Global Value Chains – Lessons from 39 Grassroots Cases

This report summarizes 39 detailed ETLA case studies of global value chains (GVCs). The findings suggest that the value added in global value chains is less tied to their tangible aspects than what conventional wisdom suggests. Intangible aspects of GVCs tend to be more important, but their poor measurement in available statistics misguides. With the […]

Performance-related Pay and Gender Wage Differences

Applied Economics (2013), Vol.  45 (36): pp. 5131-5143

Theory and Measurement of Competitiveness

The study deals with the theory and measurement of competitiveness. The basic theory of firm implies that under constant returns to scale the unit cost of production can be used to measure the marginal cost of production and to model the impact of competitiveness on the market share of a firm. The competitiveness and the […]

Servitization as a Productive Strategy of a Firm – Evidence from the Forest-Based Industries

A central aspect of the industrial evolution in the advanced economies is the phenomenon called servitization. In general, the term servitization or product-service transition is used to highlight the change, where the tangible offering of a manufacturing firm is augmented with intangible services. In this paper, servitization is addressed broadly as a strategic reorientation by […]