Globalisation and the knowledge 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:
Globalisation and the knowledge economy

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This chapter explains that the development of the new knowledge-based economy is intimately bound up with the process of globalisation. It defines globalisation as the organisation of economic, social, or other activity in terms which transcend national boundaries. It notes that globalisation is only one element in the reorganisation of space that has been under way in recent decades. This chapter focuses on globalisation and the new economy, with the additional dimensions of spatial reorganisation.

Keywords: globalisation; knowledge economy; economic activity; social activity; national boundaries; new economy; spatial reorganisation

Chapter.  4579 words. 

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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