• Mitt Nowshade Kabir
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Democracy, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship for Growth book series (DIG)


This chapter gives a summary of the subjects covered in this book. It explains how and why the knowledge economy emerged and what is its importance to today’s world. It explains reasons for the resurgence of entrepreneurship as a primary force behind economic growth and social prosperity. In the knowledge economy, technology and new knowledge bolstered by the human ingenuity and innovativeness have instigated the acceleration of wealth creation. However, some of the most pressing social challenges have still remained unresolved. The chapter gives a short review of knowledge, innovation, technology, and their impact on the knowledge economy and entrepreneurship. It also defines what knowledge-based social entrepreneurship is, the causes behind its rise, and how it is already becoming instrumental in solving many social issues.


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