Handbook on the Knowledge Economy

by D. Rooney, G. Hearn, A. Ninan

This fascinating handbook defines how knowledge contributes to social and economic life, and vice versa. It considers the five areas critical to acquiring a comprehensive understanding of the knowledge economy: the nature of the knowledge economy; social, cooperative, cultural, creative, ethical and intellectual capital; knowledge and innovation systems; policy analysis for knowledge-based economies; and knowledge management. In presenting the outcomes of an important body of research, the handbook enables knowledge policy and management practitioners to be more systematically guided in their thinking and actions. The contributors cover a wide disciplinary spectrum in an accessible way, presenting concise, to-the-point discussions of critical concepts and practices that will enable practitioners to make effective research, managerial and policy decisions. They also highlight important new areas of concern to knowledge economies such as wisdom, ethics, language and creative economies that are largely overlooked.

  • Edward Elgar Publishing; January 2005
  • ISBN: 9781845426842
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF format
  • Title: Handbook on the Knowledge Economy
  • Author: D. Rooney; G. Hearn; A. Ninan
  • Imprint: Edward Elgar Publishing