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The Economics of Structural Change in Knowledge

1st Edition

By Francesco Quatraro


224 pages | 25 B/W Illus.

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This book provides an elaboration upon the concept of knowledge from an economic viewpoint. However this is not a book on economics of knowledge, at least not in the conventional sense. Most of the existing books on the matter have focused on the treatment of knowledge in terms of properties of knowledge as an economic good, incentive schemes for the creation of knowledge, issues about the codified/tacit nature of knowledge and the like.


"Policymakers and researchers need to better understand how knowledge creates economic and social value. They can only do this if they have better theoretical and analytical tools. The Economics of Structural Change in Knowledge provides new help on both these levels." - David Rooney, University of Queensland Business School and co author of Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies (Edward Elgar) and Wisdom and Management in the Knowledge Economy (Routledge)

"This book provides a wonderful introduction to the role that information and knowledge play in the determination of economic growth and fluctuations in modern economies. Its synthesis of Schumpeterian and Kuznetsian traditions into a clear, integral framework is much needed and will be of value to students and researchers alike." - Dennis Patrick Leyden, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

Table of Contents

Part 1: Overview 1. Structural Change and the Knowledge-Base Economy: An International Overview Part 2: The Theory 2. Structural Change and the Long Run Dynamics of Economic Growth 3. The Economics of Technological Knowledge 4. Structural Change and Knowledge Structure: An Integrated Framework Part 3: Application 5. The Implementation of Knowledge Structure Methodological Implicatioin 6. The Internal Structure of Technological Knowledge and Productivity Growth: Cross-Country Evidence from the ICT Sector 7. Evolutionary Patterns of Knowledge Structure in Biotechnology 8. Knowledge, Structural Change and Productivity: A Special Focus on Italian Regions 9. The Co-Evolution of Knowledge and Economic Structure. Evidence from European Regionis 10. Conclusion

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / Theory
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Knowledge Capital