Foundation Laws of Knowledge Dynamics

  • Thomas AnderssonEmail author
  • Martin G. Curley
  • Piero Formica
Part of the Innovation, Technology, and Knowledge Management book series (ITKM)


The coevolution of ideas (the content) and their historical, social, organizational, and institutional forms (the context) has been the mainspring of economic growth throughout history.

It is the flow of energy that makes possible the coevolution that marks one civilization from the next. The energy circuit of the industrial age, such as that of sailing-ship or iron-hulled, ocean-going steamship, differs widely from today.

We live in the “knowledgefication” era in which the flow of energy is a flow of knowledge where innovation is instigated by the ability to create knowledge and manage it.

In a world awash with information, “knowledgefication” creates a difference in the sense that it allows people to discern from dozens of web pages the information needed and to gauge its relevance.


Network Code Intellectual Capital Intangible Asset Tangible Asset Knowledge Dynamics 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Andersson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Martin G. Curley
    • 2
  • Piero Formica
    • 3
  1. 1.Jönköping Int. Business School, Jönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden
  2. 2.Intel Corporation and National University of IrelandMaynoothIreland
  3. 3.Jönköping University International Entrepreneurship AcademyBolognaItaly

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