Growing agreement – appreciation among company management teams that intellectual property and other forms of intangible assets are valuable and warrant not just protection, but regular monitoring.
Analysis & Commentary: Studies, Research, White Pap
Intangible assets are still not easy to explain.
The value of corporate secrets, how compliance and collaboration affect companies perceptions of risk.
The findings of a 2006 ACCA Research Report (#93) titled ‘SME Intangible Assets’ identified eight individual categories of intangible assets in companies.
It used to take years of dedicated bad management to destroy a company, now it can be done almost overnight!
There are correlations between ‘insider’ (threats, risks) and economic-industrial espionage as means to (illegally) acquire trade secrets, intellectual property, and proprietary know how.