The Knowledge-Based Society: Transition, Geography, and Competition Policy

Editor: Katharine Rockett, University of Essex


When a society becomes knowledge-based, it faces challenges on a variety of levels. How and why knowledge is produced and shared, where it is produced, how knowledge spillovers affect new knowledge creation and parameters of use, changes in strategic decision making in knowledge-based environments and how public policy can and should adapt all are crucial issues.

The special issue aims to provide empirical and theoretical analyses of issues relating to transition, geography, and competition policy in the knowledge-based economy. Surveys of the literature are welcomed along with original pieces of research. Topics can include but are not limited to management concerns, strategic decisions-making, innovation leadership, public policy issues including integration and corporate social responsibility, and macroeconomic trends. Work that incorporates interdisciplinary concerns along with economic modelling is welcome.


Katharine Rockett
Perspectives on the Knowledge-Based Society. An Introduction to the Special Issue
September 14, 2012 | downloads: 2623 | JEL: F12, L1, L2, L5, O3, R12
Bruno Cassiman, Reinhilde Veugelers, and Pluvia Zuniga
Diversity of Science Linkages: A Survey of Innovation Performance Effects and Some Evidence from Flemish Firms
December 08, 2010 | downloads: 3782 | JEL: L13, O32, O34 | 4 citations (RePEc)
Jacek Prokop, Pierre Regibeau, and Katharine Rockett
Minimum Quality Standards and Novelty Requirements in a One-Shot Development Race
April 29, 2010 | downloads: 3100 | JEL: L15, L16, O31, O33, O34 | 1 citations (RePEc)
Laura Márquez-Ramos and Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso
The Effect of Technological Innovation on International Trade. A Nonlinear Approach
April 08, 2010 | downloads: 7603 | JEL: F10 | 1 citations (RePEc)
Derek J. Clark and Jan Yngve Sand
Endogenous Technology Sharing in R&D Intensive Industries
January 11, 2010 | downloads: 3885 | JEL: L11, L13

Discussion Papers

Mariagrazia Squicciarini
Science Parks, Knowledge Spillovers, and Firms’ Innovative Performance. Evidence from Finland
July 09, 2009 | downloads: 2818 | JEL: L29, O32, O38 | discussible | 3 comments | 3 citations (RePEc)