Public Policy and the Knowledge Economy: Foundations and Frameworks (New Horizons in Public Policy Series)

Public Policy and the Knowledge Economy: Foundations and Frameworks (New Horizons in Public Policy Series)

by David Rooney, Richard Joseph, Thomas Mandeville, Gregory Hearn
     
 

ISBN-10: 1840643404

ISBN-13: 9781840643404

Pub. Date: 07/01/2003

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

"Knowledge is a product of human social systems and, therefore, the foundations of the knowledge-based economy are social and cultural. Communication is central to knowledge creation and diffusion, and Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies highlights specific social and cultural conditions that can enhance the communication, use and creation of knowledge in a…  See more details below

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"Knowledge is a product of human social systems and, therefore, the foundations of the knowledge-based economy are social and cultural. Communication is central to knowledge creation and diffusion, and Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies highlights specific social and cultural conditions that can enhance the communication, use and creation of knowledge in a society." "The purpose of this book is to illustrate how these social and cultural conditions are identified and analysed through new conceptual frameworks. Such frameworks are necessary to penetrate the surface features of knowledge-based economies - science and technology - and disclose what drives such economies." This book will provide policymakers, analysts and academics with the fundamental tools needed for the development of policy in this little understood and emerging area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840643404
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2003
Series:
New Horizons in Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
181
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction
1What is knowledge?1
2Defining the knowledge economy16
3The global context of the knowledge economy39
4Complexity and changing knowledge systems56
5Micro contexts: decisionmaking and risk77
6Foundations for knowledge-related policy97
7Beyond information policy110
8Knowledge policies and the role of government in the 21st century133
9Epilogue151
References157
Index175

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