Heterogeneity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship
- Science, Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis and Åge Mariussen
14. Conclusion Elias G. Carayannis, Aris Kaloudis and Åge Mariussen This book explores issues of diversity and heterogeneity in national knowledge systems. In Figure 1.4 in the Introduction, we acknowledge the presence and interactions of input, process, and output factors in the knowledge society and economy manifested via co-existence, co-opetition, co-evolution, and co-specialization processes. We have further studied and discussed the ways and means in which diversity and heterogeneity inﬂuence how knowledge is created, diﬀused and used. Our discussion of knowledge systems is open-ended. We have attempted to provide an emerging conceptual framework to serve as the ‘intellectual sandbox’ and ‘creative whiteboard space’ of the mind’s eyes of ‘knowledge weavers’ (Wissensweber)1 across disciplines and sectors as they strive to tackle the 21st-century challenges and opportunities for socioeconomic prosperity and cultural renaissance based on knowledge and innovation. As a result of the glocalized nature and dynamics of state-of-the-art, specialized knowledge one needs to cope with and leverage two mutually reinforcing and complementary trends: a. Micro–macro. The symbiosis and co-evolution of top-down national and multi-national science, technology and innovation public policies, and bottom-up technology development and knowledge acquisition private initiatives; and Multi-level. The leveling of the competitive ﬁeld across regions of the world via technology diﬀusion and adoption accompanied and complemented by the formation and exacerbation of multi-dimensional, multi-lateral, multi-modal and multi-nodal divides (cultural, technological, socioeconomic, and so on). b. NOTE 1. The term constitutes the brainchild or conceptual branding of the authors as part of this...
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