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The Globalizing Learning Economy

Daniele Archibugi and Bengt-Åke Lundvall


Knowledge is becoming increasingly important in contemporary economic systems, and economic growth and welfare depend on how promptly economic agents are able to exploit the benefits derived from technological innovations. In a landscape characterized by globalization, the contributors to this volume analyse some of the major trends and policy challenges in this ‘new economy’ from the viewpoint of technical innovation and competence building, and offer a new perspective on the transformation undertaken by firms, universities, and other agents. They urge for a wider involvement of public polici ... More

Keywords: economic policy, Europe, firms, globalization, inequality, innovation, Japan, knowledge, learning, learning economy, market competition, sustainability, universities, USA

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Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258178
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199258171.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniele Archibugi, editor
Technological Director, National Research Council, Rome

Bengt-Åke Lundvall, editor
Department of Business Studies, Aalborg University
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Introduction: Europe and the Learning Economy

Bengt‐Åke Lundvall and Daniele Archibugi

Part I Europe in Global Competition

Part II New Trends in Firm Organization, Competition, and Co‐operation

Part III The Globalizing Innovation Process

6 The Globalization of Technology and National Policies

Daniele Archibugi and Simona Iammarino

Part IV New Challenges in Europe: Inequality, Sustainability, and Organizational Innovation

Part V Innovation Policy in the New Context

14 Innovation Policy in the Knowledge‐based Economy—Can Theory Guide Policy Making?

Jens Nyholm, Lars Normann, Claus Frelle‐Petersen, Mark Riis, and Peter Torstensen

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