As you may know, the HCM was co-initiated by the New Club of Paris which held one of its midterm conference in February 2012 first time in Tenerife.
Starting in early 1998, the then so called Austrian Research Centers (ARC, today: Austrian Institute of Technology, AIT) under its director Guenter Koch and with the academic assistance and support of Prof. Ursula Schneider from the University of Graz, developed a method and model for Intellectual Capital Reporting. The founding idea was to represent the performance and the doing of the ARC research organisation such that its political owner, the Government of the Republic of Austria, would have a tool at its hand to analyze and to follow the development and performance results of the publicly funded ARC. ARC not only developed such method and introduced it for its own purposes, the Austrian Government became so much convinced about this IC reporting approach, that it was also introduced for the Austrian universities, obliging them by law to annually deliver such IC report, as well as the Federal Austrian Court of Audit assimilated it for its own purposes and integrated it in its audit tool box.
The Worldbank Knowledge Economy Index ranks Myanmar as second lowest among 157 countries across all key variables relating to ICT, innovation, education as well as economic incentive and institutional regime; Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perception Index lists Myanmar in the bottom group of countries, and the most recent Internet World Statisticsreport (2012) shows that internet penetration is around 1%, although with the entry of two international telecom operators,Telenor and Ooredoo,rolling out voice and data services nationwide starting this month, these figures are expected to move up fast. The growth of internet access in Myanmar will predominantly be mobile internet access. 7% of the population use mobile phones; the lowest cost for an Android smartphone (with Myanmar font) is 60-70 USD and a SIM card with data services cost between 5 and 130 USD, depending on the channel through which one gets access to a SIM. Huawei’s smartphones are the market leader at the moment, followed by Samsung.
Dear Friend and Member of New Club of Paris,
Thank you for your great contributions creative initiatives and energizing commitments during 2013. Attached is a pdf with some highlights and photos. (NCP 2013 Annual Summary.PDF)
Now we look forward to another year of NCP progress.
Chairman and Co-Founder of New Club of Paris
Dear friends and members of the NCP,
As many of us take this period of the year for reflection, contemplation and making new plans with (hopefully) new optimism, I would like to join this move, not giving a long report rather than looking forward to what we have and still may achieve together.
News form the consultancy scene: Digital capital comes before intellectual capital?
Finally the ‘traditionalists’ in economy also discover, that more items have to go into GDP and Balance Sheet analysis than only monetary data.
The Rise of the Intangible Economy: U.S. GDP Counts R&D and Artistic Creation.
– Bloomberg Businessweek, by Peter Coy on July 18, 2013
‘The New Club of Paris’ (NCP) which is a global, impartial and neutral organization devoted to subjects of the knowledge society requests the innovation of a new generation contract’
‘It’s too complex!’ – Blog contribution from Günter Koch for Peter Drucker Society’s Europe Blog