The European challenge
Innovation, policy learning and social cohesion in the new knowledge economy
- Graham Room, in collaboration with, Jacob Dencik, Nick Gould, Richard Kamm, Philip Powell, Jan Steyaert, Richard Vidgen, Adrian Winnett
- Paperback, 176 pages, 234 x 156 mm
- 07 Sep 2005
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North America customers can order this book here from the University of Chicago Press.
"By examining and evaluating the 'quantitative' aspects of the European response to the challenges of the 'knowledge-based economy', the book sets a good basis for further (more qualitative) research."
Journal of Common Market Studies, 2006
"[caters] for both newcomers to the field of policy studies in modern Europe and for experienced policy-makers wishing to keep abreast of new trends and patterns."
Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 35 (4), Oct 2006 "This book is a good read."
Journal of European Social Policy, 2006, no 16
"The European challenge addresses highly topical issues and offers original insights and contributions to the ongoing debate on the knowledge-based economy and the Lisbon strategy."
Maurizio Ferrera, Department of Labour and Welfare Studies, University of Milano, Italy
About This Book
Economic and social change is accelerating under the twin impact of globalisation and the new information technologies. But how are these processes interrelated? Are they impelling us towards a common socio-economic future? What can governments do if they want to manage and steer the direction of development? This book addresses these questions with particular reference to the European Union, which has made the development of a socially cohesive, knowledge-based economy its central task for the present decade. It assesses both the challenges and the policy instruments that are being deployed, focussing in particular on the dynamics of the 'new economy'; the new organisational architectures associated with rapid innovation; the transformation of education and training; the implications for social cohesion and exclusion and the role of policy benchmarking in promoting policy learning and enhancing national performance. The European Challenge presents the most up-to-date research on the development of the knowledge-based economy and its social and policy implications. Its accessible and integrated treatment of the processes of economic, social and technological change make it an invaluable resource for those studying and researching in the fields of public and social policy, organisational and technological change and innovation. It is also highly relevant to policy-makers who need to understand and manage this change.
Author BiographyGraham Room and his co-authors are based at the University of Bath, UK, in the Department of Social and Policy Sciences, the Department of Economics and International Development and the School of Management.
The new knowledge-based economy
The EU response
Growth and stability
Dynamics and innovation
Enterprise and organisational change
Human investment and learning
Social cohesion and inclusion
Models and measurement
Benchmarking and governance
Globalisation and the knowledge economy.
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