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Globalizing Knowledge

Globalizing Knowledge

Intellectuals, Universities, and Publics in Transformation

  • Author: Michael D. Kennedy
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • ISBN: 0804793441
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 424
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Heralding a push for higher education to adopt a more global perspective, the term "globalizing knowledge" is today a popular catchphrase among academics and their circles. The complications and consequences of this desire for greater worldliness, however, are rarely considered critically. In this groundbreaking cultural-political sociology of knowledge and change, Michael D. Kennedy rearticulates questions, approaches, and case studies to clarify intellectuals' and institutions' responsibilities in a world defined by transformation and crisis. Globalizing Knowledge introduces the stakes of globalizing knowledge before examining how intellectuals and their institutions and networks shape and are shaped by globalization and world-historical events from 2001 through the uprisings of 2011–13. But Kennedy is not only concerned with elaborating how wisdom is maintained and transmitted, he also asks how we can recognize both interconnectedness and inequalities, and possibilities for more knowledgeable change within and beyond academic circles. Subsequent chapters are devoted to issues of public engagement, the importance of recognizing difference and the local's implication in the global, and the specific ways in which knowledge, images, and symbols are shared globally. Kennedy considers numerous case studies, from historical happenings in Poland, Kosova, Ukraine, and Afghanistan, to today's energy crisis, Pussy Riot, the Occupy Movement, and beyond, to illuminate how knowledge functions and might be used to affect good in the world.

Trade Shows in the Globalizing Knowledge Economy

Trade Shows in the Globalizing Knowledge Economy

  • Author: Harald Bathelt,Francesca Golfetto,Diego Rinallo
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191019038
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 344
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This book presents a radically innovative view on trade shows as knowledge-rich places, where firms learn through observation and interaction with other economic actors, and as enablers, rather than mere consequences, of globalization. Traditionally seen as marketing tools, trade shows are conceptualised as temporary clusters that facilitate the creation and diffusion of knowledge across geographical distances, even in the age of social media. The book is organized in four parts. Part I lays out the conceptual foundations of the knowledge-based perspective, from the early development of trade fairs to modern-day events. Part II analyses specific global developments, focussing on the trade show ecologies of Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region. Part III investigates differences in the nature of knowledge generation practices across international hub shows, exports shows, and import shows in different industries, and investigates competition between such events. Part IV discusses the implications of a knowledge-based conceptualisation of trade shows. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in economic geography, management, marketing, organization studies, political science, and sociology. It also has practical implications for trade show organisers on how to make their events more competitive through knowledge-based strategies; for industry associations and cities, on how to use these events for collective/place marketing purposes; and for policy makers, on how to use trade shows for export promotion and innovation policies.

Global Transformations and World Futures - Volume I

Global Transformations and World Futures - Volume I

  • Author: Sohail Tahir Inayatullah
  • Publisher: EOLSS Publications
  • ISBN: 1848262167
  • Category:
  • Page: 428
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Global Transformations and World Futures is a component of Encyclopedia of Development and Economic Sciences in the global Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), which is an integrated compendium of twenty one Encyclopedias. The Theme on Global Transformations and World Futures, in two volumes, deals with the diversity of points of view on this complex subject. The chapters in these volumes are organized into three groups. The first starts with chapters introducing the Global transformations in Knowledge: Social and Cultural issues. Issues such as the nature of global science, the challenge of building real communities in a virtual world, and the transition from an information economy to a communicative economy are explored. The second presents the Global Economy. The final group discusses the World Futures. These two volumes are aimed at the following five major target audiences: University and College students Educators, Professional practitioners, Research personnel and Policy analysts, managers, and decision makers and NGOs.

Knowledge Matters

Knowledge Matters

The Public Mission of the Research University

  • Author: Diana Rhoten,Craig Calhoun
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231521833
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 608
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Higher education can be a vital public good, providing opportunities for students, informed citizens for democracy, and knowledge to improve the human condition. Yet public investment in universities is widely being cut, often because public purposes are neglected while private benefits dominate. In this collection, international scholars confront the realities of higher education and the future of its public and private agenda. Their perspectives illuminate the trajectory of education in the twenty-first century and the continuing importance of the university's public mission. Reporting from Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America, and North America, these scholars look at the different ways universities struggle to serve public and private agendas. Contributors examine the implications of changes in funding sources as well as amounts, different administrative and policy decisions, and the significance of various approaches to assessment and evaluation. They ask whether wider student access has in fact resulted in social mobility, whether more scientific research can be treated as an open-access resource, how changes in academic publishing change access to knowledge, and whether universities get full value from research sold to private corporations. At the same time, these chapters capture the confusion in the university sector over explaining academic work to a broader public and prioritizing its multiple purposes. Authors examine these practical challenges and the implications of different approaches in different contexts.

Merged Evolution

Merged Evolution

Long-term Complications of Biotechnology and Informatin Technology

  • Author: Susantha Goonatilake
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113438985X
  • Category: Computers
  • Page: 282
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Merged Evolution charts the implications of two major forces of change, information technology and biotechnology, combined with a third force, that of 'artifactual' information, which is handed down dichronically from computing device to computing device. Through developments anticipated in the near future, Dr. Goonatilake describes the merging of these three systems, a convergence which will profoundly affect the biological, social, and technical fields much more than previous studies have implied. Together these changes yield an entirely different history - and a different future of the world for life, nature and civilization. This book addresses the broader issue arising from these important developments using the unifying perspective of general evolutionary theory to yield a fresh and profound insight.

Working Knowledge in a Globalizing World

Working Knowledge in a Globalizing World

From Work to Learning, from Learning to Work

  • Author: Liv Mjelde,Richard Daly
  • Publisher: Peter Lang
  • ISBN: 9783039109746
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 406
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Vocational education is an interface between practical and theoretical knowledge involving both work-related general knowledge and practical knowledge generated at work. The contributions cover many features of VET (Vocational Education and Training) in a global world. Part one examines VET's work-relatedness as education marked by social or group (rather than individual) dynamics, and is inductive and practice-oriented. The second part of this volume critically examines features of vocational education policy that are central to a number of present-day global social and economic concerns in light of changes in apprenticeship policies, information technology, structural adjustment, crises in youth culture, and shifting regional political and economic agendas. Global VET concerns are presented from national conditions of Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, Germany, Norway, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the USA.

Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World

Localizing Knowledge in a Globalizing World

Recasting the Area Studies Debate

  • Author: Ali Mirsepassi,Amrita Basu,Frederick Stirton Weaver
  • Publisher: Syracuse University Press
  • ISBN: 9780815629634
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 264
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These works entertain the question of how scholars may reconfigure area-based knowledge to respond to social sciences and globalization. The essays in this collection address the current crisis in area studies, a crisis that differs from its perennial struggle with the established academic disciplines. This crisis stems from the confluence of three related circumstances: the end of the Cold War; greater economic and cultural fluidity across political borders; and contradictory intellectual trends in the academy, which include on the one hand a renaissance of universalizing thinking in the social sciences and on the other hand, the rise of post-colonial studies and debates about modernity, postmodernity, and cultural hybridization. Although the essays differ markedly in their focus and strategies, the authors all demonstrate that local knowledge, including serious study of individual cultures and proficiency in foreign languages, which are vital to understanding rapidly changing global patterns and to countering universal claims by the social sciences. While the authors also agree that area studies must reject their enthnocentric heritages and adopt inventive new contours, they pr

Science, Technology Policy and the Diffusion of Knowledge

Science, Technology Policy and the Diffusion of Knowledge

Understanding the Dynamics of Innovation Systems in the Asia Pacific

  • Author: Tim Turpin,V. V. Krishna
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781781008515
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 452
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The Asia Pacific has emerged as one of the most dynamic regions in the world, presenting a variety of social and economic experiences and responses to global pressures. In this book twelve country case studies explore the ways in which national science, technology and innovation policies are evolving in response to globalization. The editors argue that the national innovation system (NIS) perspective is driving policy regimes toward new approaches in policy intervention. Underlying the new policy agenda is a concern with reframing the role for science, technology and innovation institutions including higher education and integrating local community, national and global technology objectives.Presenting a broad analysis, the book will be of great interest to policy analysts and practitioners concerned with science, technology and innovation policy. It will also appeal to academic and postgraduate students concerned with innovation and industrial development, as well as scholars and practitioners engaged in regional development and international business in the Asia pacific region.

Managing Knowledge

Managing Knowledge

Perspectives on Cooperation and Competition

  • Author: Georg von Krogh,Johan Roos
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9780761951810
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 235
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Using both established as well as more recent modes of inquiry, this book sheds new light on an increasingly important dimension of organizational cooperation and competition - that of knowledge and knowledge transfer. Based on research and practice, the book addresses a wide range of issues concerning the management of knowledge, from knowledge transfer between organizations to knowledge management within organizations. Divided into two parts, Managing Knowledge reflects a fundamental conceptual distinction between two world-views. The first part is characterized by representationism, or traditional approaches to viewing knowledge, knowledge transfer and cooperative strategies. The contributors provide a clea

Participating in Development

Participating in Development

Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge

  • Author: Alan Bicker,Johan Pottier,Paul Sillitoe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134514042
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 288
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First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Networks, Space and Competitiveness

Networks, Space and Competitiveness

Evolving Challenges for Sustainable Growth

  • Author: Roberta Capello,Tomaz Ponce Dentinho
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: 178100367X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 304
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In a period of increasing globalization and rapid growth in emerging countries, recognizing sources of regional competitiveness is of paramount importance. This timely and informative book identifies and analyses changes in the origins of regional advantage. The expert contributors illustrate that sources of regional competitiveness are strongly linked with spatially observable yet increasingly flexible realities, and include building advanced and efficient transport, communications and energy networks, changing urban and rural landscapes, and creating strategic and forward-looking competitiveness policies. They investigate long-term interactions between regional competitiveness and urban mobility, as well as the connections that link global sustainability with local technological and institutional innovations, and the intrinsic diversity of spatially rooted innovation processes. A prospective analysis on networks and innovation infrastructure is presented, global environmental issues such as climate change and energy are explored, and new policy perspectives Ð relevant world-wide Ð are prescribed. Networks, Space and Competitiveness will prove an invaluable resource for academics, students and researchers across a range of fields including international and regional economics, regional science, economic geography and international business.

Beyond Territory

Beyond Territory

Dynamic Geographies of Innovation and Knowledge Creation

  • Author: Harald Bathelt,Professor of Political Science and Professor of Geography Zijiang Visiting Chair Harald Bathelt,Maryann Feldman,Dieter F. Kogler
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113671023X
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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The main purpose of the book is to discuss new trends in the dynamic geography of innovation and argue that in an era of increasing globalization, two trends seem quite dominant: rigid territorial models of innovation, and localized configurations of innovative activities. The book brings together scholars who are working on these topics. Rather than focusing on established concepts and theories, the book aims to question narrow explanations, rigid territorializations, and simplistic policy frameworks; it provides evidence that innovation, while not exclusively dependent on regional contexts, can be influenced by place-specific attributes. The book will bring together new empirical and conceptual work by an interdisciplinary group of leading scholars from areas such as economic geography, innovation studies, and political science. Based on recent discussions surrounding innovation systems of different types, it aims to synthesize state-of-the-art know-how and provide new perspectives on the role of innovation and knowledge creation in the global political economy.

International Public Policy and Management

International Public Policy and Management

  • Author: David Levi-Faur,Eran Vigoda-Gadot
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9780203997284
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 488
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An impressive study of economic, state, social, and international restructuring, International Public Policy and Management explores new patterns and advances in the global integration of policies that result from an ever-increasing pace of shared knowledge, regulations, and norms in countries around the globe. It considers the impact of globalized knowledge on society and its effects on societal norms, values, and quality of life and contains up-to-date theories and practices for both scholars and practitioners interested in policy development and implementation. This book helps administrators create improved strategic management policies and political arrangements in modern, rapidly changing communities and environments. This volume is essential for all practitioners and public service managers, public and government administrators, political scientists, sociologists, and public policy and public management specialists, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in political science, sociology, public affairs, and political development.

Innovating in Urban Economies

Innovating in Urban Economies

Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions

  • Author: David A. Wolfe
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442666978
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 392
  • View: 380
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In a globalizing, knowledge-based economy, innovation and creative capacity lead to economic prosperity. Starting in 2006, the Innovation Systems Research Network began a six year-long study on how city-regions in Canada were surviving and thriving in a globalized world. That study resulted in the “Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions” series, which examines the impact of innovation, talent, and institutions on sixteen city-regions across Canada. This volume explores how the social dynamics that influence innovation and knowledge flows in Canadian city-regions contribute to transformation and long-term growth. With case studies examining cities of all sizes, from Toronto to Moncton, Innovating in Urban Economies analyzes the impact of size, location, and the regional economy on innovation and knowledge in Canada’s cities.

Governing Urban Economies

Governing Urban Economies

Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City Regions

  • Author: Neil Bradford,Allison Bramwell
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442626275
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Today more than ever, cities matter to the economic and social well-being of the vast majority of Canadians. Canada's urban centers are simultaneously the engines of the national economy and the places where the risks of social exclusion are most concentrated, making innovative and inclusive urban governance an urgent national priority. Governing Urban Economies is the first detailed scholarly examination of relations among governmental and community-based actors in Canadian city-regions. Comparing patterns of municipal-community relations and federal-provincial interactions across city-regions, this volume tracks the ways in which urban coalitions tackle complex economic and social challenges. Featuring an inter-disciplinary group of established and up-and-coming scholars, this collection breaks new ground in the Canadian urban politics literature and will appeal to urbanists working in a range of national contexts.

Seeking Talent for Creative Cities

Seeking Talent for Creative Cities

The Social Dynamics of Innovation

  • Author: Jill L. Grant
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442615443
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 265
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With the growth of knowledge-based economies, cities across the globe must compete to attract and retain the most talented workers. Seeking Talent for Creative Cities offers a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the diverse, dynamic factors that affect cities' ability to achieve this goal. Based on a comparative national study of 16 Canadian cities, this volume systematically evaluates the concerns facing workers operating in a range of creative endeavours. It draws on interviews, surveys, and census data collected over a six-year research program conducted by experts in business, public policy, urban studies, and communications studies to identify the characteristics and features of particular city-regions that influence these workers' mobility and satisfaction. Seeking Talent for Creative Cities represents a rigorously empirical test of popular wisdom on the true relationship between urban development and economic competitiveness.

Globalization of Education

Globalization of Education

An Introduction

  • Author: Joel Spring
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317748751
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 244
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Continuing Joel Spring’s reportage and analysis of the intersection of global forces and education, this text offers a comprehensive overview and synthesis of current research, theories, and models related to the topic. Written in his signature clear, narrative style, Spring introduces the processes, institutions, and forces by which schooling has been globalized and examines the impact of these forces on schooling in local contexts. Significant conceptual frameworks are added to this Second Edition, specifically the “economization of education,” “corporatization of education” and the “audit state.” These concepts are embedded in the global educational plans of major organizations such as the World Bank, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation (OECD), World Economic Forum, and multinational corporations. Globalization of Education, Second Edition features new and updated information on • The World Bank • OECD and the United Nations • The World Trade Organization and the Global Culture of Higher Education • Corporatization of Global Education • Religious and Indigenous Education Models • The Global Workforce: Migration and the Talent Auction • Globalization and Complex Thought

Public Policy in Knowledge-based Economies

Public Policy in Knowledge-based Economies

Foundations and Frameworks

  • Author: David Rooney
  • Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 181
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'The style is refreshing; the authors cut through a great deal of the nonsense written in recent times about "knowledge management"; and take the ball away from the IT crowd and try to give it to the social thinkers.' - Donald M. Lamberton, Australian National University, Australia Knowledge is a product of human social systems and, therefore, the foundations of the knowledge-based economy are social and cultural. Communication is central to knowledge creation and diffusion, and Public Policy in Knowledge-Based Economies highlights specific social and cultural conditions that can enhance the communication, use and creation of knowledge in a society. the purpose of this book is to illustrate how these social and cultural conditions are identified and analysed through new conceptual frameworks. Such frameworks are necessary to penetrate the surface features of knowledge-based economies - science and technology - and disclose what drives such economies.

Can East Asia Compete?

Can East Asia Compete?

Innovation for Global Markets

  • Author: Simon J. Evenett,Shahid Yusuf
  • Publisher: World Bank Publications
  • ISBN: 0821383426
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 228
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East Asian economies of the 1980s and much of the 1990s were among the most competitive exporters of manufactured products and were also able to sustain growth rates far higher than those of other countries, developing or industrial. However, the economic crisis of 1997-98 impacted the economies of these countries. Although recovery began fairly quickly in some countries, others have yet to regain their growth momentum. 'Can East Asia Compete?' looks at whether or not East Asia can restore its near magical performance, or is its competitive strength beginning to wane. This volume argues that East Asian countries have far from exhausted their growth potential. However, future competitiveness will depend on much greater innovative capability in manufacturing and services, innovativeness that is grounded in stronger institutions, improved macroeconomic policies, and closer regional coordination. 'Can East Asia Compete?' clearly summarizes the issues currently being debated and provides guidance to East Asian economies on how to deal with the policy concerns that lie ahead.

Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements

Industrial Dynamics, Innovation Policy, and Economic Growth through Technological Advancements

  • Author: Yetkiner, I. Hakan
  • Publisher: IGI Global
  • ISBN: 1466619791
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 374
  • View: 6603
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"This book examines the nature of the process of technological change in different sectors of various countries, analyzing the impact of innovation as well as research and development activities on different outcomes in different fields and assessing the design and impact of policies aimed at enhancing innovation in organizations"--Provided by publisher.