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Knowledge and Economic Conduct: The Social Foundations of the Modern Economy

Knowledge and Economic Conduct: The Social Foundations of the Modern Economy

by Nico Stehr
     
 

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Declaring that "the age of labour and property is at an end" because the traditional forces of production are no longer value-adding, Stehr (emeritus, sociology, U. of Alberta, Canada) instead argues that all value now comes from incremental knowledge, thereby changing the very basis of society itself. Focusing on the member countries of the Organization for Economic

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Declaring that "the age of labour and property is at an end" because the traditional forces of production are no longer value-adding, Stehr (emeritus, sociology, U. of Alberta, Canada) instead argues that all value now comes from incremental knowledge, thereby changing the very basis of society itself. Focusing on the member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, he contends that modern economies are entering the age of the "knowledge society," necessitating changes in the principles and policies adopted for "material" economies, the future of work, public debate and political discourse, and sociological discourse. He stresses the importance of the discontinuities between the "knowledge economy" and the earlier "monetary economy." Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802009050
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
07/06/2002
Series:
Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy Series
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Nico Stehr is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Alberta. During the 2000/2001 academic year, he held fellowships at the Hanse Centre for Advanced Studies and the Centre for Advanced Cultural Studies, in Germany.

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