The Knowledge Economy/Society: The Latest Example of “Measurement Without Theory”? (2008)
Type of ContentDiscussion / Working Papers
PublisherDepartment of Economics
University of Canterbury. Economics.
University of Canterbury. Sociology.
The world has embraced a set of concepts (knowledge driven growth) which are seen as the ‘core of future growth and wellbeing’ without any commonly agreed notion of what they are, how they might be measured, and crucially therefore, how they actually do (or might) affect economic growth and social wellbeing. The theory of how the mechanism works lacks important detail.
CitationOxley, L., Walker, P., Thorns, D., Wang, H. (2008) The Knowledge Economy/Society: The Latest Example of “Measurement Without Theory”?. University of Canterbury. 45pp..
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Keywordsknowledge economy; knowledge society; human capital; theory of the firm
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