Creation and Transfer of Knowledge: Institutions and Incentives

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Giorgio Barba Navaretti, Partha Dasgupta, Karl-Göran Mäler, Domenico Siniscalco
Springer Science & Business Media, Jun 22, 1998 - Business & Economics - 314 pages
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Is knowledge an economic good? Which are the characteristics of the institutions regulating the production and diffusion of knowledge? Cumulation of knowledge is a key determinant of economic growth, but only recently knowledge has moved to the core of economic analysis. Recent literature also gives profound insights into events like scientific progress, artistic and craft development which have been rarely addressed as socio-economic institutions, being the domain of sociologists and historians rather than economists. This volume adopts a multidisciplinary approach to bring knowledge in the focus of attention, as a key economic issue.

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3 Opening the Black Box of Innovation
4 RD Interfirm Agreements in Developing Countries Where? Why? How?
5 Research and Productivity
6 University Patenting Amid Changing Incentives for Commercialization
7 Communication Norms and the Collective Cognitive Performance of Invisible Colleges
8 Literacy and the Diffusion of Knowledge across Cultures and Times
9 Market Failures Education and Macroeconomics
10 How to Finance Education when the Labor Force is Heterogeneous?
From Academies to the Grand Tour
12 Oral Transmission in Indian Classical Music The Gharana System
Impacts on Source and Host Country Skilled Labor
14 Foreign Investment as a Vehicle for International Technology Transfer

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