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Introduction

Hearn, Gregory N. & Rooney, David (2008) Introduction. In Hearn, Gregory N. & Rooney, D (Eds.) Knowledge Policy: Challenges for the 21st Century. Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, United Kingdom, pp. 1-10.

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Abstract

The production of knowledge has become central to economic life. Competitiveness in the 21st century market place is now characterized by the ability to translate scientific and technological knowledge into innovation. But does this render cultural and social knowledge unimportant? This unique book advocates a broader epistemological base for the term ‘knowledge’ and develops policy implications from this perspective. By examining long-term challenges, the volume argues that fresh policy thinking is needed not only in the obviously knowledge-intensive portfolios but across all areas of knowledge production and questions how the different dynamics of the knowledge era affect defence, employment, environment, indigenous and international relations, multiculturalism and urban policy.

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ID Code: 30534
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Knowledge Policy, Knowledge Economy
ISBN: 9781845421861
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Public Policy (160510)
Divisions: Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 12 Feb 2010 12:39
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2013 06:09

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