Boosting the Knowledge Economy: Learning Services in Educational, Cultural and Corporate Environments provides a fresh look at this key area, presenting a comprehensive, international and up-to-date overview of learning services, from basic concepts, to cutting-edge practices and guidance on developing learning programs. Chapters introduce knowledge economy and learning services, discuss learning services in the context of different institutions, such as libraries and museums, explore principles and strategies on the implementation of learning services, and cover implications for the LIS profession. Presents a contemporary view on DRM and fair use for librarians in the context of contemporary technology Addresses file standards in relation to devices in libraries Demonstrates ways that librarians can support and engage students using emerging digital technologies Identifies low- or no-cost solutions available to assist librarians to fully engage with users through technology in the digital milieu
|Author||: Luigi Paganetto|
|Release Date||: 2017-11-30|
|ISBN 10||: 1351154559|
|Pages||: 548 pages|
This volume focuses on the Information and Communication (ICT) revolution and its impact on economic growth. Even though the emergence of the knowledge economy is at the center of attention by media and is often a subject of economic policy debate, economic research on the issue is still relatively underdeveloped and many aspects of it are still awaiting proper theoretical and empirical scrutiny. One important question is whether, as many economists and opinion leaders maintain the knowledge economy and the new information technologies have fostered the birth of a 'new economy' which by inducing a strong productivity growth in most sectors, is behind the impressive growth of GDP experienced by the US economy. Empirical research has in fact been unable to provide a conclusive answer to this question. This book debates this issue and provides the opportunity to discuss the economic and social effects of the ICT revolution. It also focuses on the functioning and the micro-economic structure of the ICT sector, as well as on its impact on various industries, on the financial system and on the labor market. It analyses the role of the ICT revolution on regional development and it addresses important policy issues such as its consequences for antitrust legislation and government regulation.
. . . the topical way in which the subject is discussed makes this book useful also for policymakers or entrepreneurs interested in the subject. It is also appropriate for Masters or Ph.D. students who have a basic background in economics and management. . . [the book] provides interesting and deep analysis of the dynamic of knowledge economy and it is very well written. Francesca Masciarelli, Journal of Management and Governance The knowledge economy is a concept commonly deemed too ambiguous and elusive to hold any significance in current economic debate. This valuable book seeks to refute that myth. Presenting an important collection of views, from a number of leading scholars, this innovative volume visibly demonstrates that knowledge and information are a prime resource in driving the dynamics of an economy. It is argued that in order to understand the knowledge economy a diverse set of insights and approaches are required, which shed new and striking light on the roots of present-day economic dynamics. Using both theoretical and empirical material, this interdisciplinary collection offers a range of micro and macro perspectives. It draws on a variety of scientific backgrounds, and uses and develops a number of different methodologies, some of which may not be familiar in mainstream economics. The approaches adopted by historians, economists, systems theorists, management scholars and geographers which are explored in this book are central to encouraging a new and practical way forward in reading the dynamics of the knowledge economy. In offering these key insights, this important volume makes an invaluable contribution to the lively debate surrounding the knowledge economy. An essential read for economists, this book will also find widespread appeal amongst scholars of management, cultural studies and geography.
|Author||: Baporikar, Neeta|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2015-10-21|
|ISBN 10||: 1466687991|
|Pages||: 607 pages|
The rapid rise of knowledge-based economies has revolutionized the perceptions and practices of globalized business. Recent developments in engineering, electronics, and biotechnology have expanded the very definition of entrepreneurship in today’s international market, weaving discussions of enhanced connectivity and communication, environmental sustainability, and government policy changes into a complex, multidimensional conversation. The Handbook of Research of Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Knowledge-Based Global Economy provides a comprehensive survey of the most recent developments in the field of entrepreneurship, highlighting their effects on information technology, business networking, knowledge production, distribution, and organization. This timely publication features extensive coverage of the fast-developing entrepreneurial field, illuminating recent technological, social, and strategic innovations in language that is accessible for a worldwide audience of business educators, researchers, and students. This authoritative text showcases research-based articles on entrepreneurship for knowledge economies; academic entrepreneurship; women and entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship education; organizational learning ability; innovations in industry, agriculture, and management; and the evolution of a new, all-inclusive corporate culture.
Finland has transformed itself from an agriculture-based economy into one of the leading knowledge-based economies. Aiming to provide valuable lessons for other countries, the book presents key policies, elements, initiatives and decisions behind Finland s transformation into the Knowledge Economy of today.
|Author||: Alraouf, Ali A.|
|Publisher||: IGI Global|
|Release Date||: 2018-03-02|
|ISBN 10||: 152253735X|
|Pages||: 310 pages|
The knowledge economy has become an important part of contemporary development for cities in a time of globalization and expansion. Examining theories of knowledge transfer and urban advancement allows for better adaptation in a changing global society. Knowledge-Based Urban Development in the Middle East provides emerging research on the contemporary practices of architecture, urban design, and implementation in contemporary Middle Eastern cities. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics, such as creative economy, knowledge development, and learning communities, this book is an important resource for academics, researchers, practitioners, and decision makers seeking current research on the issues and challenges of implementing knowledge-based urban development in Middle Eastern cities.
CONTENIDO: The Challenges of the Knowledge-based Economy / - Tain-Jy Chen / - Taiwan's Responses to the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century / Tzong-Shian Yu / - The Role of the Government in a Knowledge-based Economy / PK. Chiang / - The Transformation of Taiwanese Agriculture / Hsi-Huang Chen / - The Transformation of Traditional Manufacturing Industries / Yun-Peng Chu / - The Road to Financial Globalisation / Ho-Mou Wu / - The Globalisation of Business in Taiwan / - Chi Schive and Tain-Jy Chen / Taiwan's Knowledge-based Service Industry / Jiann-Chyuan Wang / - US Semiconductor Patents Granted to Taiwan, South Korea and Japan / Chin Chung, Pwu Tsai and Sze-Yueh Wang / - Knowledge Intensification in Taiwan's IT Industry / - Shin-Horng Chen / - The Changing Economic Matrix between Taiwan and China / Charles H.C. Kao and Chu-Chia Steve Lin.
Filip Vostal examines the changing nature of academic time, and analyzes the 'will to accelerate' that has emerged as a significant cultural and structural force in knowledge production.
In many parts of the world, knowledge is being put to work to accelerate and deepen the development process, promoting innovation and helping to generate wealth and jobs. This book discusses advanced development strategies that take into account education, information and communication technology, infrastructure, innovation, and the prerequisite economic and institutional regimes.
Knowledge is fast becoming a main source of wealth, but it can also be a source of inequalities. This work addresses whether it is possible to hasten the transition towards a knowledge-based economy and enhance competitiveness with increased employment and improved social cohesion across Europe.