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Introduction: The Economics of Knowledge for the Knowledge Economy

  • Cristiano AntonelliEmail author
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Abstract

This introduction presents the analytical framework implemented by the book as the grafting of the tools elaborated by the economics of knowledge and the legacy of Joseph Schumpeter to explore the foundations of the new knowledge economy and the shift away from the corporate growth regime. It frames the innovation process as a creative response based upon the accumulation, generation and exploitation of knowledge and highlights the new structure of advanced economies where knowledge is at the same time the prime input and output. It emphasizes the limits of the new knowledge growth regime, raised by the role of finance, income distribution and intellectual property rights and recommends appropriate economic policies based upon an open technology approach.

Keywords

Economics of knowledge Knowledge economy Schumpeterian growth regimes Open technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento Di Economia E Statistica Cognetti De Martiis, Collegio Carlo AlbertoUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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