The Significance of Human Capital to Large Knowledge Intensive Investments

January 7, 2020

The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of human capital for LKI. This is done from two central research questions. The first is to explore the demand for knowledge and skills in LKI. This is done in a descriptive analysis that explores human capital structures in firms that in different ways relate to the conceptual definition of the LKI-concept, as defined by Growth Analysis (PM 2019:13). The secondis to analyse the importance of regional human capital resources and other relevant determinants for the location of LKI. This is analysed with an econometric framework. The study is mainly an empirical contribution to the understanding of LKI and the importance of human capital resources for LKI. The results are based on data from Growth Analysis's unique database that basically covers all individuals and firms in Sweden.