Globalization and Spatial Mobilities
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Globalization and Spatial Mobilities

Commodities and People, Capital, Information and Technology

Aharon Kellerman

Presenting a comparative examination of five major voluntary global movements: commodities, people, capital, information and technology, this book traces and develops discussions of globalization and spatial mobility. The book further covers the means and media used for these mobilities: ports and ships, airports and airplanes, international banking electronic media, and the Internet, telephony and TV. Two concluding chapters focus on the mobile globe, highlighting present and future global mobility in general, and the relationships among the five global mobilities, in particular.
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Chapter 10: Global transfers of technology and knowledge

Aharon Kellerman


Knowledge and technology alike are widely exchanged globally, and contemporarily mostly so through information media, notably the Internet. Such transfers may consist of both tacit and codified knowledge, and individuals and organizations alike tend to invest in the development of transfer channels designed for both knowledge and technology, thus bringing about the global moving of tacit as well as of codified knowledge. Another type of Internet-transmitted knowledge are globally offered online academic courses, providing access to codified knowledge and technology to a global clientele. This chapter explores these knowledge transmission sources by offering, first, a general discussion of factors for the global movements of knowledge and technology. This discussion is followed by particular examinations of e-learning, and the global locations for the production of Internet technologies (network, connectivity, navigation and application), as leading ones within the general development of new technologies.

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