Beyond the Knowledge Trap Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies
Based on the success of the "World Scientific publication Governing and Managing Knowledge" edited by Thomas Menkhoff, Hans-Dieter Evers and Chay Yue Wah in 2005, this unique volume presents 16 new theoretical-practical papers on the strategic More...
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Based on the success of the "World Scientific publication Governing and Managing Knowledge" edited by Thomas Menkhoff, Hans-Dieter Evers and Chay Yue Wah in 2005, this unique volume presents 16 new theoretical-practical papers on the strategic aspects of developing knowledge-based economies with case studies from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines and Uzbekistan. A key question which the book seeks to answer is what Asian policy-makers and leaders in government, economy and society can do to further enhance learning and capability formation so as to foster sustainable development in an increasingly globalized world. It addresses the politico-cultural and socio-economic challenges of effectively managing both knowledge resources and coping with the great digital divide created by globalization, continuous technology innovations and rapid external change. A key objective of the publication is to enable latecomers in the knowledge race to understand some of the critical success factors of sustainable knowledge-based development and what it takes to build a resilient knowledge-based economy.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor of Development Studies and Chairman of the Sociololgy of Development Research Center at the University of Bielefeld, Germany. Rudiger Korff is Associate Professor of Development Studies, National University of Malaysia.
PANG ENG FONG is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Management National University of Singapore.
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|Introduction: Strategic Aspects of Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies|
|Conceptualizing and Strategizing Knowledge as an Engine for Growth|
|Knowledge Hubs and Knowledge Clusters: A Knowledge Architecture for Development|
|Using Knowledge as an Engine of Growth: The Case of South Korea|
|'Knowledge Society' as Academic Concept and Stage of Development: A Conceptual and Historical Review|
|Measuring Spatial Density: Knowledge Clusters in Malaysia|
|The Moment of Truth for Science: The Consequences of the 'Knowledge Society' for Society and Science|
|The Conflicting ï¿½Normsï¿½ of Science in the Institutionalization of Scientific Knowledge|
|Governing and Managing Knowledge as a Strategic Development Resource: Asian Experiences|
|Korea's Public Research System as a National Knowledge Infrastructure|
|Practicing Knowledge Management: Thailand's Experience|
|Emerging Epistemic Landscapes: Knowledge Clusters in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta|
|Knowledge Sharing in the Indonesian Context: Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) as Potential Knowledge Hub to Create Value from Academia, Business and Government Linkages|
|Achieving Knowledge Economy Status through Good Knowledge Governance: The Singapore KBE Story Revisited|
|Knowledge for Poverty Alleviation: A Framework for Developing Intangible Assets of Low-Income Communities|
|Knowledge Loss: Managing Local Knowledge in Rural Uzbekistan|
|Local Knowledge as a Strategic Resource: Fisheries in the Seasonal Floodplains of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam|
|Integrating Natural and Social Sciences: Developing a Water Information System for the Mekong Delta|
|Implementing Knowledge Management in a Geographically Dispersed Organization: The Case of an NGO|