Building Knowledge Economies: Advanced Strategies for Development

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World Bank Publications, 2007 - Computers - 191 pages
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In many parts of the world, knowledge is being put to work to accelerate and deepen the development process, promoting innovation and helping to generate wealth and jobs. This book discusses advanced development strategies that take into account education, information and communication technology, infrastructure, innovation, and the prerequisite economic and institutional regimes.

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I have just skimmed through introductory sections and already find this book useful. It explains the myths of Knowledge Economy in a simple way, tell the history and the future of it.


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Page 17 - States have pledged to meet the following goals: (1) Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; (2) Achieve universal primary education; (3) Promote gender equality and empower women; (4) Reduce child mortality; (5) Improve maternal health; (6) Combat HIV/ AIDS, malaria and other diseases; (7) Ensure environmental sustainability; (8) Develop a global partnership for development.
Page 79 - Xiamen — and 14 coastal cities — Dalian, Qinhuangdao, Tianjin, Yantai, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Nantong, Shanghai, Ningbo, Wenzhou, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Zhanjiang, and Beihai...
Page 81 - Mytelka (1995), however, innovation can be defined more broadly "as the process by which firms master and implement the design and production of goods and services that are new to them, irrespective of whether or not they are new to their competitors — domestic or foreign".
Page 79 - Shenzhen, Zhuhai, and Shantou in Guangdong Province, and Xiamen in Fujian Province. 2. Data for FIEs' total and rural employment are not available in China's official publications.
Page 31 - Forum) is composed of three pillars for 104 countries: the quality of the macroeconomic environment, the state of the country's public institutions, and, given the increasing importance of technology in the development process, a country's technological readiness...
Page 111 - ... density. The Fund has been very successful. Between 1995 and 2000 it supported the provision of payphone service to more than 6,000 rural localities with about 2.2 million inhabitants, thereby reducing the proportion of Chile's population living in places without access to basic voice communication from 15 percent in 1994 to 1 percent in 2002.
Page 117 - It is also necessary to have technical secondary-level education—as well as higher education in engineering and scientific areas—to monitor technological trends, assess what is relevant for the firm or the economy, and use the new technologies. The production of new knowledge and its adaptation to a particular economic setting is generally associated with higher-level teaching and research. In industrial economies, university research accounts for a large share of domestic R&D. In China, however,...
Page 117 - Opportunities for life-long learning are also essential. Creating a culture of continuous learning and openness to new ideas is critical for a knowledgebased economy. This should not be limited to learning on the job, but should be expanded to foster learning at home and at school through structured continuing education courses, self-learning on the Internet, or computer-assisted instruction.
Page 64 - Asians' broad, contextual view of the world and their belief that events are highly complex and determined by many factors. The individualistic or independent nature of Western society seems consistent with the Western focus on particular objects in isolation from their context and with Westerners' belief that they can know the rules governing objects and therefore can control the objects
Page 73 - Mexico, large or small, had equal access to the czar's office to complain about burdensome rules and regulations. When the office received a complaint, it was obliged to find out why the rule existed, how it interacted with other regulations, and whether it should continue in effect. The office operated under a strict timetable: if it did not act to maintain, revise, or abolish the disputed rule within fortyfive days, the rule was annulled automatically.

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