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Title: Modeling the development toward the knowledge economy: a national capability approach
Authors: Dang, Duc
Umemoto, Katsuhiro
Keywords: Knowledge economy
national capability
national basic capability
national developmental capability
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
Magazine name: Journal of Knowledge Management
Volume: 13
Number: 5
Start page: 359
End page: 372
DOI: 10.1108/13673270910988169
Abstract: Purpose - This paper aims to model the national development of the knowledge economy and argue its policy implications. Design/Methodology - The methodology is a deductive research approach. First, the authors examine fundamental epistemological assumptions of the literature on the knowledge economy to identify major views on the knowledge economy. Second, the authors synthesize relevant studies of the knowledge economy to develop key concepts to be used in the theoretical model of the knowledge economy. Findings - The paper argues that among three views of the knowledge economy (i.e., knowledge-as-asset, knowledge-as-relation, and knowledge-as-capability views), the knowledge-as-capability view is the most appropriate to explain the knowledge economy. However, this view is still evolving to explain the knowledge economy. Only a few studies have discussed national capabilities, but they omitted many points of capability as an aspect of knowledge. Although many studies have discussed organizational capabilities and provided some insight, these ideas are not directly applicable at the national level. Practical implications - This paper suggests that to develop a knowledge economy a national government should be concerned about the balanced development of the whole system of the economy, while paying due attention to knowledge-related activities. Originality - This paper proposes a theoretical model of the knowledge economy, using original concepts of three types of national basic capability, i.e., epistemic capability, economic capability, and institutional capability and national developmental capability as the meta-capability of leveraging, orchestrating, and restructuring those basic capabilities.
Rights: Copyright (C) 2009 Emerald Group Publishing. Duc Dang, Katsuhiro Umemoto, Journal of Knowledge Management, 13(5), 2009, 359-372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/13673270910988169
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10119/8471
Material Type: author
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