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Understanding the dynamics of a knowledge economy /
edited by Wilfred Dolfsma, Luc Soete.
imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2006.
description
ix, 263 p. : ill.
ISBN
1845423070
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imprint
Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, c2006.
isbn
1845423070
catalogue key
5902293
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2006
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Summaries
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This valuable new book clearly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource for driving the dynamics of an economy. However, in order to understand the knowledge economy a diverse set of insights and approaches is required. This volume offers these perspectives, ranging from macro to micro, drawing on different scientific backgrounds, and using and developing methodologies - some of which may not be familiar to mainstream economists. In offering these key insights, this important volume illuminates a practical way forward to reading and understanding the dynamics of the knowledge economy.
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This text demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource for driving the dynamics of an economy. However, in order to understand the knowledge economy, a diverse set of insights and approaches is required, which this text offers.
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. . . the topical way in which the subject is discussed makes this book useful also for policymakers or entrepreneurs interested in the subject. It is also appropriate for Masters or Ph.D. students who have a basic background in economics and management. . . [the book] provides interesting and deep analysis of the dynamic of knowledge economy and it is very well written. Francesca Masciarelli, Journal of Management and Governance The knowledge economy is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource in driving the dynamics of an economy. It is argued that in order to understand the knowledge economy a diverse set of insights and approaches are required, which shed new and striking light on the roots of present-day economic dynamics. Using both theoretical and empirical material, this interdisciplinary collection offers a range of micro and macro perspectives. It draws on a variety of scientific backgrounds, and uses and develops a number of different methodologies, some of which may not be familiar in mainstream economics. The approaches adopted by historians, economists, systems theorists, management scholars and geographers which are explored in this book are central to encouraging a new and practical way forward in reading the dynamics of the knowledge economy. In offering these key insights, this important volume makes an invaluable contribution to the lively debate surrounding the knowledge economy. An essential read for economists, this book will also find widespread appeal amongst scholars of management, cultural studies and geography.
Unpaid Annotation
The 'knowledge economy' is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable new book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource in driving the dynamics of an economy.
Table of Contents
Dynamics of a knowledge economy : introductionp. 1
The great synergy : the European enlightenment as a factor in modern economic growthp. 7
The knowledge-based economy and the triple helix modelp. 42
Reputation, leadership and communities of practice : the case of open source software developmentp. 77
New firms evolving in the knowledge economy : problems and solutions around turning pointsp. 102
The coordination and codification of knowledge inside a network, or the building of an epistemic community : the Telecom Valley case studyp. 129
Governance forces shaping economic development in a regional information society : a framework and application to Flandersp. 157
The state at the crossroads : from welfare to the knowledge-based societyp. 182
Knowledge, the knowledge economy and welfare theoryp. 200
Beyond the codification debate : a 'naturalist' view of knowledgep. 222
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