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NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AS A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE
NATIONAL INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL AS A CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Author(s): Ovidiu Georgescu
Subject(s): Governance, Government/Political systems, Politics and society
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: critical infrastructure protection; national intellectual capital; protecting intangible assets; knowledge infrastructure; security studies;
Summary/Abstract: The security environment, in its search for raising the degree of security and to attain and maintain the prosperity of its citizens, has tried to establish standards at the level of existing infrastructure through the concept of critical infrastructures. Current critical infrastructure concepts however, seem to have overlooked one infrastructure essential to human development and currently one of the most important resource for value creation:knowledge. Knowledge was an engine of development for human civilization since ancient times and I believe it is essential for any state that wants a high degree of security and prosperity.The concept of national intellectual capital is an important tool in value creation for a state and under specific conditions can be considered a critical infrastructure for the state. It is important to give consideration to the idea of a critical national intellectual capital infrastructure not only to protect a state’s assets but also for value creation and attaining that which I and many others consider to be the most important goal of any modern state:attaining and maintaining prosperity.