Creation and Transfer of Knowledge: Institutions and Incentives / Edition 1

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Is knowledge an economic good? Which are the characteristics of the institutions regulating the production and diffusion of knowledge? Cumulation of knowledge is a key determinant of economic growth, but only recently knowledge has moved to the core of economic analysis. Recent literature also gives profound insights into events like scientific progress, artistic and craft development which have been rarely addressed as socio-economic institutions, being the domain of sociologists and historians rather than economists. This volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach to bring knowledge in the focus of attention, as a key economic issue.
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"This well written volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach to bring knowledge to the focus of attention, as a key economic issue."
Euroabstracts, 38/1998
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783540644262
  • Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
  • Publication date: 7/31/1998
  • Edition description: 1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Table of Contents

G. Barba Navaretti, P. Dasgupta, K.G. Mäler, D. Siniscalo: Production and Transmission of Knowledge: Institutions and Economic Incentives. An Introduction.- Production of Knowledge: M. Hollingsworth: Patronage and Innovation in Architecture.- P. Aghion, J. Tirole: Opening the Black Box of Innovation.- G. Barba Navaretti, A. Bigano: R&D Inter-firm Agreements in Developing Countries. Where? Why? How?.- B. Jovanovic, Y. Nyarko: Research and Productivity.- R. Henderson, A.B. Jaffe, M. Trajtenberg: University Patenting Amid Changing Incentives for Commercialization.- P.A. David: Communication Norms and the Collective Cognitive Performance of 'Invisible Colleges'.- Transmission and Diffusion of Knowledge: J. Goody: Literacy and the Diffusion of Knowledge across Cultures and Times.- G. Bertola, D.C. Pirani: Market Failures, Education, and Macroeconomics.- J.-F. Thisse, Y. Zenou: How to Finance Education when the Labor Force is Heterogeneous?.- I. Bignamini, E. Castelnuovo: The Role of Educational Institutions in the Art Sector: From Academies to the Grand Tour.- A. Patel: Oral Transmission in Indian Classical Music: The Gharana System.- J. R. Markusen, A. J. Venables: The International Transmission of Knowledge by Multinational Firms: Impacts on Source and Host Country Skilled Labor.- M. Blomström, A. Kokko: Foreign Investment as a Vehicle for International Technology Transfer.

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