Quality Education

2020 Edition
| Editors: Walter Leal Filho, Anabela Marisa Azul, Luciana Brandli, Pinar Gökçin Özuyar, Tony Wall

Knowledge Society: The Evolution of the Concept in the Context of Achieving Sustainable Development Goals

  • Yuriy PetrushenkoEmail author
  • Anna Vorontsova
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-95870-5_40


Knowledge societies are about capabilities to identify, produce, process, transform, disseminate and use information to build and apply knowledge for human development.” (UNESCO 2005)

“The term knowledge society refers to a society in which the creation, dissemination, and utilization of information and knowledge has become the most important factor of production. In such a society, knowledge assets (also called intellectual capital) are the most powerful producer of wealth, sidelining the importance of land, the volume of labor, and physical or financial capital.” (International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences 2008)

Knowledge Society: A new society formed as a result of the contemporary societal change pushed by technological innovation and institutional transformation, which is not only about technological innovations, but also about human beings, their personal growth and their individual creativity, experience and participation in the generation of knowledge.”...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of International Economic RelationsSumy State UniversitySumyUkraine

Section editors and affiliations

  • Umesh Chandra Pandey
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  1. 1.Indira Gandhi National Open University, Regional CentreBhopalIndia