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The new knowledge-based economy

Graham Room

in The European challenge

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9781861347398
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303787 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347398.003.0001
The new knowledge-based economy

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This chapter discusses the role of the new information technologies as a general purpose technology pervading all areas of production, distribution, consumption, and governance. It notes that the debate about the knowledge-based economy is therefore, perhaps inevitably, a debate also about the process of globalisation. It explains that the OECD has produced a number of reports which aim to bring together the most up-to-date policy research and promote debate on the alternative paths of socio-economic development that countries are pursuing.

Keywords: knowledge-based economy; information technologies; globalisation; OECD; policy research; socio-economic development

Chapter.  2986 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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