Boosting the Knowledge Economy

Boosting the Knowledge Economy
Author: Francisco Javier Calzada-Prado
Publsiher: Chandos Publishing
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN 10: 1780634536
ISBN 13: 9781780634531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Boosting the Knowledge Economy: Learning Services in Educational, Cultural and Corporate Environments provides a fresh look at this key area, presenting a comprehensive, international and up-to-date overview of learning services, from basic concepts, to cutting-edge practices and guidance on developing learning programs. Chapters introduce knowledge economy and learning services, discuss learning services in the context of different institutions, such as libraries and museums, explore principles and strategies on the implementation of learning services, and cover implications for the LIS profession. Presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology Addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries Demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies Identifies low- or no-cost solutions available to assist librarians to fully engage with users through technology in the digital milieu

The Knowledge Economy

The Knowledge Economy
Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-03-19
ISBN 10: 1788734971
ISBN 13: 9781788734974
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Revolutionary account of the transformative potential of the knowledge economy Adam Smith and Karl Marx recognized that the best way to understand the economy is to study the most advanced practice of production. Today that practice is no longer conventional manufacturing: it is the radically innovative vanguard known as the knowledge economy. In every part of the production system it remains a fringe excluding the vast majority of workers and businesses. This book explores the hidden nature of the knowledge economy and its possible futures. The confinement of the knowledge economy to these insular vanguards has become a driver of economic stagnation and inequality throughout the world. Traditional mass production has stopped working as a shortcut to economic growth. But the alternative--a deepened and socially inclusive form of the knowledge economy--continues to lie beyond reach in even the richest countries. The shape of contemporary politics on both the left and the right reflects a failure to come to terms with this dilemma and to overcome it. Unger explains the knowledge economy in the truncated and confined form that it has today and proposes the way to a knowledge economy for the many: changes not just in economic institutions but also in education, culture, and politics. Just as Smith and Marx did in their time, he uses an understanding of the most advanced practice of production to rethink both economics and the economy as a whole.

Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy

Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy
Author: Wilfred Dolfsma,Luc Soete
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 1845429893
ISBN 13: 9781845429898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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.

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge Based Global Economy

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge Based Global Economy
Author: Baporikar, Neeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 607
Release: 2015-10-21
ISBN 10: 1466687991
ISBN 13: 9781466687998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The rapid rise of knowledge-based economies has revolutionized the perceptions and practices of globalized business. Recent developments in engineering, electronics, and biotechnology have expanded the very definition of entrepreneurship in today’s international market, weaving discussions of enhanced connectivity and communication, environmental sustainability, and government policy changes into a complex, multidimensional conversation. The Handbook of Research of Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy provides a comprehensive survey of the most recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship, highlighting their effects on information technology, business networking, knowledge production, distribution, and organization. This timely publication features extensive coverage of the fast-developing entrepreneurial field, illuminating recent technological, social, and strategic innovations in language that is accessible for a worldwide audience of business educators, researchers, and students. This authoritative text showcases research-based articles on entrepreneurship for knowledge economies; academic entrepreneurship; women and entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; organizational learning ability; innovations in industry, agriculture, and management; and the evolution of a new, all-inclusive corporate culture.

Boosting Innovation The Cluster Approach

Boosting Innovation The Cluster Approach
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1999-12-06
ISBN 10: 9264174397
ISBN 13: 9789264174399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book shows how technology policy makers in OECD countries are making practical use of the concept of clusters and suggests how government policies to foster innovation might best be refocused.

Korea as a Knowledge Economy

Korea as a Knowledge Economy
Author: Chung-hae S?,Derek Hung Chiat Chen
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 0821372025
ISBN 13: 9780821372029
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Korea's development process offers valuable lessons for other developing and less developed economies. In particular, the way Korea uses outside technologies, by accumulating indigenous capabilities, is still valid in the era of the knowledge economy. This volume examines the Korean model and Korea's march toward a knowledge economy from a poverty-ridden economy before the launch of full-scale industrialization in the early 1960s. It also emphasizes Korea's achievements, as well as remaining tasks within the four pillars of the knowledge economy, with a common theme throughout -- how Korea has narrowed the gaps in its knowledge and institutions in global competition with world leaders.

The Withering of the Welfare State

The Withering of the Welfare State
Author: J. Connelly,J. Hayward
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 0230349234
ISBN 13: 9780230349230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Since the 1970s the public commitment to social solidarity between citizens through comprehensive provision of welfare has been eroded by the imperatives of international markets. In this volume the problems posed to public intervention are analyzed. The contributors compare and evaluate how different countries have dealt with these challenges.

Knowledge Based Urban Development in the Middle East

Knowledge Based Urban Development in the Middle East
Author: Alraouf, Ali A.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2018-03-02
ISBN 10: 152253735X
ISBN 13: 9781522537359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The knowledge economy has become an important part of contemporary development for cities in a time of globalization and expansion. Examining theories of knowledge transfer and urban advancement allows for better adaptation in a changing global society. Knowledge-Based Urban Development in the Middle East provides emerging research on the contemporary practices of architecture, urban design, and implementation in contemporary Middle Eastern cities. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as creative economy, knowledge development, and learning communities, this book is an important resource for academics, researchers, practitioners, and decision makers seeking current research on the issues and challenges of implementing knowledge-based urban development in Middle Eastern cities.

India and the Knowledge Economy

India and the Knowledge Economy
Author: Carl J. Dahlman,Anuja Utz
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2005-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821362089
ISBN 13: 9780821362082
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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"In the global knowledge economy of the twenty-first century, India's development policy challenges will require it to use knowledge more effectively to raise the productivity of agriculture, industry, and services and reduce poverty. India has made tremendous strides in its economic and social development in the past two decades. Its impressive growth in recent years-8.2 percent in 2003-can be attributed to the far-reaching reforms embarked on in 1991 and to opening the economy to global competition. In addition, India can count on a number of strengths as it strives to transform itself into a knowledge-based economy-availability of skilled human capital, a democratic system, widespread use of English, macroeconomic stability, a dynamic private sector, institutions of a free market economy; a local market that is one of the largest in the world; a well-developed financial sector; and a broad and diversified science and technology infrastructure, and global niches in IT. But India can do more-much more-to leverage its strengths and grasp today's opportunities. India and the Knowledge Economy assesses India's progress in becoming a knowledge economy and suggests actions to strengthen the economic and institutional regime, develop educated and skilled workers, create an efficient innovation system, and build a dynamic information infrastructure. It highlights that to get the greatest benefits from the knowledge revolution, India will need to press on with the economic reform agenda that it put into motion a decade ago and continue to implement the various policy and institutional changes needed to accelerate growth. In so doing, it will be able to improve its international competitivenessand join the ranks of countries that are making a successful transition to the knowledge economy."

Local Economic and Employment Development LEED Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development

Local Economic and Employment Development  LEED  Global Knowledge Flows and Economic Development
Author: OECD
Publsiher: OECD Publishing
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2004-06-02
ISBN 10: 9264107681
ISBN 13: 9789264107687
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Global knowledge flows are becoming a key driver of economic development. This book examines how countries can develop policies to reap the benefits that they bring.

Building Knowledge Economies in Africa

Building Knowledge Economies in Africa
Author: Simplice Asongu,John E. Kuada
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:1176563879
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Knowledge has emerged as a fundamental driver of economic growth and development by inter alia improving the effectiveness and efficiency of economic projects and boosting the process of finding new avenues of addressing developmental policy syndromes. Recent evidence suggests that Africa is on the threshold of significant and sustainable economic growth if its human and material resources can be effectively mobilised to support the process (Kuada & Mensah, 2017; Asongu & Tchamyou, 2019). Consequently, the World Bank’s Knowledge Economy Framework aims to explore and support the extent to which current policies in African countries affect the knowledge development process (and thereby competitiveness) on the continent. A knowledge economy is an economy in which economic prosperity largely depends on the accessibility, quality and quantity of information available, instead of the means of production (Asongu, 2017a, 2017b). This themed issue of Contemporary Social Science-'Building Knowledge Economies in Africa' - consists of papers that focus on, but are not limited to, the four dimensions of the World Bank’s Knowledge Economy Index. These are: information and communication technology, education, economic incentives and institutional regime, and innovation (Tchamyou, 2017). The themed issue engages with high quality contributions which, taken together, address the drivers towards knowledge-based economies. This introduction provides a context for understanding the importance of building knowledge economies in Africa and summarises the main contributions to the themed issue. The paper ends by advising scholars and policy makers regarding the risks associated with a colonial view of knowledge- notably the importance of proposing knowledge-based policies while avoiding hegemonic paradigms and hierarchical constructs. In summary, the issue consists of a set of theoretically informed, empirically robust, policy-relevant and accessible articles for both specialists and non-specialists.

Mexico s Transition to a Knowledge based Economy

Mexico s Transition to a Knowledge based Economy
Author: Yevgeny N. Kuznetsov,Carl J. Dahlman
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN 10: 0821369229
ISBN 13: 9780821369227
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Knowledge and its application are now widely recognized to be key sources of growth in the global economy. Putting knowledge to work allows countries to improve everyday life for their people, opening up new possibilities for small and medium-size enterprises and other less-developed economic groups. This volume examines the challenges and opportunties for Mexicos knowledge-based economy, offering strategies for making major improvements in the countrys capacity to generate knowledge and transform it into wealth.

Transition to Knowledge based Economy in Saudi Arabia

Transition to Knowledge based Economy in Saudi Arabia
Author: Samia Satti Osman Mohamed-Nour
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2014
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:881313556
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Accelerating Academia

Accelerating Academia
Author: F. Vostal
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1137473606
ISBN 13: 9781137473608
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Filip Vostal examines the changing nature of academic time, and analyzes the 'will to accelerate' that has emerged as a significant cultural and structural force in knowledge production.

Cracking Economics

Cracking Economics
Author: Tejvan Pettinger
Publsiher: Cassell
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-09-25
ISBN 10: 1844039765
ISBN 13: 9781844039760
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Crack the world of money and understand the economic theory that has shaped nations and influenced the way you live now. From Keynesian models to how inflation affects interest rates, Cracking Economics will make the seemingly complex world of global finance easily understood. Subjects covered include: -Macro- and micro-economics -Inflation -Recession -Economic forecasting -How stock markets work -Globalisation -Labour markets -The credit crunch -Keynesian theory -Conceptual economics -The Euro An accessible, comprehensive and fully illustrated guide to this fascinating field, Cracking Economics will get you conversing on currency and discussing the deficit with the best of them.

Building Knowledge Economies

Building Knowledge Economies
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 082136958X
ISBN 13: 9780821369586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In many parts of the world, knowledge is being put to work to accelerate and deepen the development process, promoting innovation and helping to generate wealth and jobs. This book discusses advanced development strategies that take into account education, information and communication technology, infrastructure, innovation, and the prerequisite economic and institutional regimes.

The New Knowledge Economy of Taiwan

The New Knowledge Economy of Taiwan
Author: Tain-Jy Chen,Cheng Li,Joseph S. Lee
Publsiher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2004
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSD:31822033507674
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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CONTENIDO: The Challenges of the Knowledge-based Economy / - Tain-Jy Chen / - Taiwan's Responses to the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century / Tzong-Shian Yu / - The Role of the Government in a Knowledge-based Economy / PK. Chiang / - The Transformation of Taiwanese Agriculture / Hsi-Huang Chen / - The Transformation of Traditional Manufacturing Industries / Yun-Peng Chu / - The Road to Financial Globalisation / Ho-Mou Wu / - The Globalisation of Business in Taiwan / - Chi Schive and Tain-Jy Chen / Taiwan's Knowledge-based Service Industry / Jiann-Chyuan Wang / - US Semiconductor Patents Granted to Taiwan, South Korea and Japan / Chin Chung, Pwu Tsai and Sze-Yueh Wang / - Knowledge Intensification in Taiwan's IT Industry / - Shin-Horng Chen / - The Changing Economic Matrix between Taiwan and China / Charles H.C. Kao and Chu-Chia Steve Lin.

The Age of Discontinuity

The Age of Discontinuity
Author: Peter F. Drucker
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN 10: 9781412814041
ISBN 13: 1412814049
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The closing decades of the twentieth century have been characterized as a period of disruption and discontinuity in which the structure and meaning of economy, polity, and society have been radically altered. In this volume Peter Drucker focuses with great clarity and perception on the forces of change that are transforming the economic landscape and creating tomorrow's society. Drucker discerns four major areas of discontinuity underlying contemporary social and cultural reality. These are: (1) the explosion of new technologies resulting in major new industries; (2) the change from an international to a world economy—an economy that presently lacks policy, theory, and institutions; (3) a new sociopolitical reality of pluralistic institutions that poses drastic political, philosophical, and spritual challenges; and (4) the new universe of knowledge based on mass education and its implications in work, leisure, and leadership. Peter Drucker brings to this work an intimate knowledge and objective view of the particular and general. The Age of Discontinuity is a fascinating and important blueprint for shaping a future already very much with us.

Exports to Jobs

Exports to Jobs
Author: Erhan Artuc,Gladys Lopez-Acevedo,Raymond Robertson,Daniel Samaan
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 1464812497
ISBN 13: 9781464812491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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South Asia has grown rapidly with significant reductions in poverty, but it has not been able to match the fast-growing working age population, leading to lingering concerns about jobless growth and poor job quality. Could export growth in South Asia result in better labor market outcomes? The answer is yes, according to our study, which rigorously estimates—using a new methodology—the potential impact from higher South Asian exports per worker on wages and employment over a 10-year period. Our study shows the positive side of trade. It finds that increasing exports per worker would result in higher wages—mainly for better-off groups, like more educated workers, males, and more-experienced workers—although less-skilled workers would see the largest reduction in informality. How can the benefits be spread more widely? Our study suggests that scaling up exports in labor-intensive industries could significantly lower informality for groups like rural and less-educated workers in the region. Also, increasing skills, and participation of women and young workers in the labor force could make an even bigger dent in informal employment. The region could achieve these gains by: (i) boosting and connecting exports to people (e.g., removing trade barriers and investment in infrastructure); (ii) eliminating distortions in production (e.g., by more efficient allocation of inputs); and (iii) protecting workers (e.g., by investing in education and skills).

Economic Papers

Economic Papers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1981
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: NYPL:33433074159629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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