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Knowledge Economy

Technology and knowledge are now the key factors of production. Knowledge economy is all about human capital. Knowledge economy uses knowledge capital or the body of knowledge possessed by an organization. In knowledge economy, Economic growth is driven by the accumulation of knowledge. Though knowledge economy is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance, the knowledge economy is a potent force pervading global and national policy circles. We need to understand the knowledge economy and the nature of the accumulation of knowledge. The balance between knowledge and resources has shifted so far towards the former that knowledge has become perhaps the most important factor determining the standard of living. Today's most technologically advanced economies are truly knowledge economies. In the present world knowledge economy contributes the most to long-term growth.

The Knowledge Economy by Dale Neef (Paperback - Nov 1997). According to American economists Kenneth Arrow and Robert Solow, growth and productivity could not be explained only by capital and labour. knowledge economy and high-technology industries contribute the most to long-term growth.

Knowledge Economy by Ashoka Chandra, Ashoka Chandra, and M K Khanijo. Knowledge Economy: The Indian Challenge addresses the challenge of transforming the Indian economy into a knowledge economy. It looks at change management of the economy.

Knowledge Economy Books And Reviews

Perils of Prosperity: Realities, Risks and Rewards of the Global Knowledge Economy by John J. Sarno. Competition for high-paying, knowledge-intensive jobs has become fierce. Knowledge-intensive work is the key to long term success.

Handbook on the Knowledge Economy (Elgar Original Reference) by David Rooney, Greg Hearn, and Abraham Ninan. Highlights important new areas of concern to knowledge economies and provides new insights into the basic mechanisms that constitute a knowledge economy and society.

Gendering the Knowledge Economy: Comparative Perspectives by Sylvia Walby, Heidi Gottfried, Karin Gottschall, and Mari Osawa ".. Meticulously detailed, providing empirically grounded analysis.

Diversity in the Knowledge Economy and Society: Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Age Mariussen, Aris Kaloudis, and Elias Carayannis The authors address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion.

HAUNTING THE KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY Jane Kenway, Elizabeth Bullen, Johannah Fahey, and Simon Robb. The knowledge economy is a potent force in national policy circles. Illuminates the knowledge economy's shortcomings and points to alternative possible systems of exchange and sets of values.

Regional Knowledge Economies: Markets, Clusters and Innovation (New Horizons in Regional Science) by Philip Cooke, Carla De Laurentis, Franz Todtling, and Michaela Trippl - The authors present a new post-sectoral, post-cluster policy methodology called `Innovative Platform Policy', which they believe is more attuned to the dynamics of the knowledge economy.

Wisdom in the Knowledge Economy (Routledge Research in Organizational Behaviour and Strategy) by David Rooney, Bernard Mckenna, and Peter Liesch

Knowledge Economies: Innovation, Organization and Location (Routledge Studies in Global Competition) by Wilfred Dolfsma.

Knowledge Management in Developing Economies: A Cross-cultural and Institutional Approach by Kate Hutchings and Kavoos Mohannak - Presents the latest research on intercultural knowledge management.

Expanding the Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies - Volume 4 Information and Communication Technologies and the Knowledge Economy - Two Volume Set by P. Cunningham and M. Cunningham. Commercializing and exploiting applied ICT research reduces the global Digital Divide and building a sustainable Knowledge Economy.

Finland As a Knowledge Economy: Elements of Success and Lessons Learned (WBI Development Studies) by Carl J Dahlman, Jorma Routti, Yla Anttila Pekka, and Carl Dahlman.

Visualising Intangibles: Measuring and Reporting in the Knowledge Economy by Stefano Zambon and Giuseppe Marzo, Stefano Zambon, and Giuseppe Marzo.

Korea As a Knowledge Economy: Evolutionary Process and Lessons Learned by Joonghae Suh and Derek H. C. Chen.

Knowledge at Work: Creative Collaboration in the Global Economy by Robert Defillippi, Michael Arthur, and Valerie Lindsay - Knowledge-based economy and the complex relations that drive it.

Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources by Nicolai J. Foss "...Foss examines some foundational issues of the theory of economic organization, especially as it relates to concept of the 'knowledge economy'"--Book News

Understanding the Dynamics of a Knowledge Economy (Studies in Evolutionary Political Economy Series) by Wilfred Dolfsma and Luc Soete The 'knowledge economy' is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. An invaluable contribution to the lively debate surrounding the knowledge economy.

Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy by Brian Kahin and Dominique Foray - The contributors discuss the balkanization that results from the complexity of the knowledge economy.

Entrepreneurialism in Universities and the Knowledge Economy: Diversification and Organisational Change in European Higher Education by Michael Shattock.

The Firm as a Collaborative Community: Reconstructing Trust in the Knowledge Economy by Charles Heckscher and Paul Adler.

Social Capital in the Knowledge Economy: Theory and Empirics (Advances in Spatial Science)by Hans Westlund. Analyzes the social capital of the growing knowledge economy.

Six Billion Minds: Managing Outsourcing in the Global Knowledge Economy by Mark Minevich, Dr. Frank-Jürgen Richter, and Faisal Hoque. Global outsourcing as the next big element of the knowledge economy.

Japan, Moving Toward a More Advanced Knowledge Economy: Advanced Knowledge Creating Companies (Wbi Development Studies) by Hirotaka Takeuchi and Tsutomu Shibata.

European Cities in the Knowledge Economy: The Cases of Amsterdam, Dortmund, Eindhoven, Helsinki, Manchester, Munich, Munster, Rotterdam and Zaragoza (EURICUR ... Institute for Comparative Urban Research)) by Peter M. J. Pol, Willem Van Winden, Paulus Woets, and Leo van den Berg. It demonstrates that the knowledge economy is a trend that affects every city depending on the specific local situation.

eAdoption And The Knowledge Economy: Issues, Applications, Case Studies (Information and Communication Technologies and the Knowledge) by Paul Cunningham and Miriam Cunningham.

Patents, Citations, and Innovations: A Window on the Knowledge Economy by Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg, and Paul M. Romer. Shows the importance of the knowledge economy and sound economic analysis.

The Professional Knowledge Economy: The Management and Integration of Professional Services in Business Organizations by P. Tordoir. Useful to economists interested in the knowledge economy.

Lifelong Learning in the Global Knowledge Economy: Challenges for Developing Countries (Directions in Development) The global knowledge economy is transofrming the demands of the labor market in economies worldwide. 

Strategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy: Individual, Collective and Organizational Learning Processes (Knowledge Reader) by Robert L Cross and Sam Israelit. Strategic Learning in a Knowledge Economy features focused discussions of organizational core competencies, communities of practice, and other important learning topics.

Common Knowledge: News and the Construction of Political Meaning (American Politics and Political Economy Series) by W. Russell Neuman, Marion R. Just, and Ann N. Crigler (Paperback - Oct 15, 1992).

The Knowledge Economy Academic and the Commodification of Higher Education (Understanding Education and Policy) by Tom Giberson and Greg Giberson.


Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening (Business Briefcase Series) by Debra M Amidon (Paperback - May 1, 1997)

From Global to Metanational: How Companies Win in the Knowledge Economy by Yves L. Doz, Jose Santos, and Peter Williamson (Hardcover - Nov 15, 2001)

Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy: Opportunities and Challenges for the Knowledge Economy (International Series on Technology Policy and Innovation) by Pedro Conceicao, David V. Gibson, Manuel V. Heitor, and Syed Shariq (Hardcover - May 30, 2000)

The Guru Guide to the Knowledge Economy: The Best Ideas for Operating Profitably in a Hyper-Competitive World by Joseph H. Boyett and Jimmie T. Boyett (Paperback - Jul 6, 2001)

Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies: Foundations and Frameworks (New Horizons in Public Policy Series) by David Rooney, Greg Hearn, Thomas Mandeville, and Richard Joseph (Hardcover - Jul 2003)

Technology and Markets for Knowledge - Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Exchange within a Growing Economy (Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation Volume 22) by Bernard Guilhon (Hardcover - Nov 30, 2000)

China's Future in the Knowledge Economy: Engaging the New World [A book review from: Journal of Asian Economics] by R.U. Mendoza (Digital - April 1, 2004) - HTML

Learning for Innovation in the Global Knowledge Economy: A European and Southeast Asian Perspective by Dimitrios Konstadakopulos (Paperback - Feb 15, 2004)

The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy by Phillip Brown, Anthony Hesketh, and Sara Williams (Paperback - Sep 30, 2004)

Delivering the Vision: Public Services for the Information Society and the Knowledge Economy by Eileen Milner (Paperback - Jun 28, 2002)

Managing Multinationals in a Knowledge Economy, Volume 15: Economics, Culture, and Human Resources (Advances in International Management) by Joseph Cheng and Michael Hitt (Hardcover - Dec 16, 2003)

Patent Or Perish, A Guide For Gaining And Maintaining Competitive Advantage In The Knowledge Economy by Eric Stasik and Guy Stasik (Paperback - May 2003)

Constructing the Infrastructure for the Knowledge Economy: Methods and Tools, Theory and Practice by Henry Linger, Julie Fisher, W. Gregory Wojtkowski, and Wita Wojtkowski (Hardcover - Sep 20, 2004)

New Economy Excellence Series, New Economy Energy: Unleashing Knowledge for Competitive Advantage by Sultan Kermally (Paperback - Jul 11, 2001)

The Economic Impact of Knowledge (Resources for the Knowledge-Based Economy) by Dale Neef, Tony Siesfeld, and Jacquelyn Cefola (Paperback - Jul 28, 1998)

Digital Bridges: Developing Countries in the Knowledge Economy by John Senyo C. Afele (Hardcover - Oct 23, 2002)

Capital and Knowledge in Asia: Changing Power Relations (Routledgecurzon Studies in the Growth Economies of Asia) by Heidi Dahles (Hardcover - Aug 5, 2003)

Innovation Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy (Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation) by M.P. Feldman and Albert N. Link (Hardcover - Feb 28, 2001)

Valuing Technology: The New Science of Wealth in the Knowledge Economy (Wiley Finance Series.) by Chris Westland (Hardcover - Dec 14, 2001)

A Little Knowledge Is a Dangerous Thing: Understanding Our Global Knowledge Economy by Dale Neef (Hardcover - Nov 20, 1998)

The New Innovators: How Canadians are shaping the knowledge-based economy by Roger Voyer and Patti Ryan (Hardcover - Jan 1, 1994)

Entrepreneurship and the Market Process: An Inquiry into the Growth of Knowledge (Foundations of the Market Economy) by David Harper (Hardcover - Jan 9, 1996)

Neo-Industrial Organising: Renewal by Action and Knowledge Formation in a Project-Intensive Economy (Routledge Advances in Management and Business Studies, 9) by Eskil Ekstedt (Hardcover - Jul 26, 1999)

Renovating the Ivory Tower: Canadian Universities and the Knowledge Economy (Policy Study, 37) by David Laidler (Paperback - Mar 2002)

China and the Knowledge Economy: Seizing the 21st Century (Wbi Development Studies) by Carl J. Dahlman and Jean-Eric Aubert (Paperback - Sep 2001)

Bright Satanic Mills: Universities, Regional Development and the Knowledge Economy by Alan Harding, Alan Scott, Stephan Laske, and Christian Burtscher.