Technology and Markets for Knowledge

Knowledge Creation, Diffusion and Exchange within a Growing Economy

  • Bernard Guilhon

Part of the Economics of Science, Technology and Innovation book series (ESTI, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. The Theoretical Analysis of the Markets for Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bernard Guilhon
      Pages 3-20
    3. Bernard Guilhon
      Pages 41-68
  3. Sectoral Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Fabrizio Cesaroni, Myriam Mariani
      Pages 71-97
    3. Daisy Rhuguet, Christophe Silvy
      Pages 99-136
    4. Rajà Attia, Isabelle Davy, Roland Rizoulières
      Pages 137-180
    5. Suma S Athreye
      Pages 181-200
  4. Conclusion

    1. Bernard Guilhon
      Pages 201-203
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-208

About this book


This book provides a unique set of empirical and theoretical analyses on the conditions, determinants and effects of the exchange and trade of technological knowledge. This work delivered by the research team lead by Bernard Guilhon shows that technological knowledge is more and more traded and exchanged in the market place. When and where contractual interactions are implemented by an institutional set-up which makes_the exchange better reliable for both parties. The new evidence provided by the book moreover makes it possible to appreciate the positive role of major knowledge rent externalities provided by the new quasi-markets for technological knowledge. Trade in technological knowledge leads in fact, as the book shows, to higher levels of division of labor, specialization and efficiency in the production and distribution of new technological knowledge. This dynamics is considered a part of a broader process where the generation of technological knowledge is itself becoming closer to the production of goods so that the division of labour among learning organization plays a growing role. Exchange of technological knowledge takes part because the conditions for appropriability are now far better that currently assumed by a large traditional literature. The analysis carried out through the book builds upon the notion of localized technological knowledge and suggests that the exchange of technological knowledge is not a spontaneous 'atmospheric' process.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bernard Guilhon
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de la MéditerranéeFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5637-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1605-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-0480
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