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Towards a global knowledge‐based development agenda

Towards a global knowledge‐based development agenda Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to introduce the 2008 annual special issue on knowledge‐based development (KBD), from the perspective of the construction of an R&D agenda relevant to the international community of knowledge‐based development (KBD) practitioners and researchers. Design/methodology/approach – The papers in the special issue are introduced and discussed. Findings – A number of preliminary exercises around the world show a trend towards building a common KBD research and innovation agenda able to diversify into specialized topics such as urbanism, economics and geography, while maintaining a distinctive set of core issues. Originality/value – This paper introduces a volume that may contribute to raise new questions and stimulate further research into the potential of knowledge as a leverage to the social and economic development of cities, regions and countries. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Knowledge Management Emerald Publishing

Towards a global knowledge‐based development agenda

Journal of Knowledge Management , Volume 12 (5): 5 – Sep 12, 2008

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2008 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1367-3270
DOI
10.1108/13673270810902894
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of the paper is to introduce the 2008 annual special issue on knowledge‐based development (KBD), from the perspective of the construction of an R&D agenda relevant to the international community of knowledge‐based development (KBD) practitioners and researchers. Design/methodology/approach – The papers in the special issue are introduced and discussed. Findings – A number of preliminary exercises around the world show a trend towards building a common KBD research and innovation agenda able to diversify into specialized topics such as urbanism, economics and geography, while maintaining a distinctive set of core issues. Originality/value – This paper introduces a volume that may contribute to raise new questions and stimulate further research into the potential of knowledge as a leverage to the social and economic development of cities, regions and countries.

Journal

Journal of Knowledge ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 12, 2008

Keywords: Knowledge economy; Economic development; Research and development

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