Knowledge is fast becoming one of the main sources of wealth, yet it can also
become a source of inequalities. The New Knowledge Economy in Europe attempts to
determine 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. The book is an amalgamation of the scientific and political
agendas which led to the European strategy for the knowledge-based economy adopted
by the European Union.