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Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy
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Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy Hardcover - 2006

by Brian Kahin (Editor); Dominique Foray (Editor)

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The revolution in information technology transforms not only information and its uses but, more important, knowledge and the ways we generate and manage it. Knowledge is now seen as input, output, and capital, even if imperfectly accounted for or understood. Many businesses and public agencies are convinced that knowledge can be managed in sophisticated, rational ways and that networking and information technology are essential tools for doing so. In this collection, experts from North America and Europe look at the transformation of knowledge in the global economy in light of the rapid changes in information technology, the resulting explosion of data, the recognition of intangibles as sources of value and liability, and the increasingly blurred distinction between private and public knowledge. The appeal of the Internet as boundary-spanning knowledge infrastructure, bridging all sectors of the economy, is shadowed by another infrastructure of rights-based contracts, practices, and institutions. The contributors address the ways in which the processes for creating and organizing knowledge interact with information technology, business strategy, and changing social and economic conditions. They discuss the balkanization that results from the complexity of the knowledge economy, the variety of knowledge resources, the great diversity of institutional and market contexts, and competing models of control and cooperation--and of proprietary and non-proprietary knowledge.

Berglind sgeirsdttir, Carliss Y. Baldwin, Kim B. Clark, Iain M. Cockburn, Patrick Cohendet, Robin Cowan, Paul A. David, Jan Fagerberg, Brian Fitzgerald, Dominque Foray, Peter A. Freeman, Fred Gault, Dietmar Harhoff, Margaret Hedstrom, C. Suzanne Iacono, Brian Kahin, John Leslie King, Kurt Larsen, Josh Lerner, Bengt-ke Lundvall, David C. Mowery, Arti K. Rai, Bhaven Sampat, Martin Schaaper, Tom Schuller, W. Edward Steinmueller, Stefan Thomke, Jean Tirole, Reinhilde Veugelers, Stphan Vincent-Lancrin, Eric von Hippel, Andrew Wyckoff


  • Title Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy
  • Author Brian Kahin (Editor); Dominique Foray (Editor)
  • Binding Hardcover
  • Pages 503
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher MIT Press, Cambridge MA
  • Date October 1, 2006
  • ISBN 9780262113007 / 0262113007
  • Weight 2.09 lbs (0.95 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.4 x 7.14 x 1.14 in (23.88 x 18.14 x 2.90 cm)
  • Ages 18 to UP years
  • Grade levels 13 - UP
  • Library of Congress subjects Knowledge management, Information technology - Economic aspects
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2005058229
  • Dewey Decimal Code 658.403

About the author

Dominique Foray holds the Chair in Economics and Management of Innovation and is Director of the College of Management of Technology at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne. He is the author of The Economics of Knowledge (MIT Press, 2004).

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