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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781840643404
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2003
  • Series: New Horizons in Public Policy Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 181

Table of Contents

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1 What is knowledge? 1
2 Defining the knowledge economy 16
3 The global context of the knowledge economy 39
4 Complexity and changing knowledge systems 56
5 Micro contexts: decisionmaking and risk 77
6 Foundations for knowledge-related policy 97
7 Beyond information policy 110
8 Knowledge policies and the role of government in the 21st century 133
9 Epilogue 151
References 157
Index 175
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