possible, and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

The panel thanks the following individuals for their review of this report: Martin Fleming, Corporate Strategy, IBM Corporation; Bronwyn H. Hall, Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley; and E.J. Reedy, Entrepreneurship Division, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations, nor did they see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Mark B. Myers, Senior Vice President for Corporate Research and Technology, Xerox Corporation (retired). Appointed by the NRC, he was responsible for making certain that the independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of the report rests entirely with the author and the NRC.

Kenneth S. Flamm, Chair

Committee for a Conference on Intangible Investments



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