A Primer on the Knowledge Economy

Houghton, John and Sheehan, Peter ORCID: 0000-0001-9450-8371 (2000) A Primer on the Knowledge Economy. Working Paper. Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.


This primer is intended as a brief guide to the Knowledge Economy for people in business and government who need a succinct summary of its major features and implications. It draws on research undertaken at CSES over the last few years, on the work of the OECD and on a rapidly growing international literature, and aims to provide a synthesis. We address the following questions: - What is the knowledge economy? - What is new about the 'New Economy'? - What does it mean for Australia? - What might we do to meet the challenge?

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Paper prepared for the National Innovation Summit, organised by the Department of Industry, Science and Resources, Canberra and held in Melbourne, 9-11 February 2000.

Item type Monograph (Working Paper)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/59
DOI CSES Working Paper No. 18
ISBN 9781862725638
Subjects Historical > RFCD Classification > 340000 Economics
Historical > FOR Classification > 1401 Economic Theory
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > Centre for Strategic Economic Studies (CSES)
Keywords knowledge; economy
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