Knowledge Society

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


This chapter discusses the definition of the knowledge society and how information society differs from the concept of the knowledge society and what is causing the transformation of the society to the knowledge-based one. It also describes some of the critical features of the knowledge society and explains the importance of intellectual property and human capital as crucial elements for the economic growth in such a society. The service sector plays an important role here as knowledge-intensive jobs that provide value-added services is one of the underlying power behind the economic surge in the knowledge society. While scientific and technology knowledge brings prosperity in the knowledge society, it also creates a sharp division between various layers of society and creates the problem of the digital divide. This new type of society requires technology-savvy knowledge workers to support the process of economic expansion where these workers need lifelong learning and higher education to develop the necessary skills.


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