Handbook on the Knowledge Economy, Volume Two

Handbook on the Knowledge Economy, Volume Two

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Edited by David Rooney, Greg Hearn and Tim Kastelle

Readers with interests in managing knowledge- and innovation-intensive businesses and those who are seeking new insights about how knowledge economies work will find this book an invaluable reference tool. Chapters deal with issues such as open innovation, wellbeing, and digital work that managers and policymakers are increasingly asked to respond to. Contributors to the Handbook are globally recognised experts in their fields providing valuable guidance.

Chapter 7: What Does a Knowledge Economy Actually Look Like?

Neil Kay

Subjects: business and management, knowledge management, organisational innovation, public management, innovation and technology, innovation policy, knowledge management, organisational innovation, politics and public policy, public administration and management, public policy


Neil Kay Neil to Tim (14 November 2010): Tim, would this or any of this work as posting as blog, yours or mine (yours better and get more hits)? A few hundred words for each thread and posting – people could watch and participate in the construction of an article on ‘What does a knowledge economy actually look like?’ over 20 days – Neil Tim to Neil (14 November 2010): That’s terrific Neil! I love the idea of doing it on the blog. Would you like to put the bit you just sent as the opening? I might do my chapter publicly too at the same time . . .! Cheers – Tim Neil to Tim (14 November 2010): Excellent. Why don’t you post the bit I sent as the opening and we can take it from there? Neil INTRODUCTION This chapter was first written as a series of guest blogs 14 November–10 December 2010 on Tim Kastelle, John Steen and Mark Dodgsons’ ‘Innovation Leadership Network’ blog at http://timkastelle.org/blog/. Given how central the resulting comments were to this exercise, I would like to thank contributors here in the main text rather than in a footnote – so thanks Peter Earl, Ned Kumar, Rohan Hine, John Steen, Tim Kastelle, John Foster, Jim Love, Morris Kay, Drew Scott, ‘Howard’ and ‘Marco’ who all made really helpful comments on and/or off blog. The various blogs actually were posted over about 26 days from the 14 November 2010, six days over schedule (part of which was due to...

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