In the last four decades the developed ecomies have developed into veritable kwledge ecomies at the same time as more and more ecomies have entered the road to ecomic development. Typical for the developments during this time has been substantially increased investments in research and development (R&D) to generate new kwledge and new techlogies and increased investments in diffusing existing kwledge by means of education and thereby raising the volume of human capital. However, many member states and regions within the EU are struggling with their ecomic development. This book explores the uneven patterns of development within the EU, discusses the relative effect of investments on invation and productivity growth and looks at the mechanisms involved in ecomic development and policy.
Charlie Karlsson is Professor of the Economics of Technological Change at Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden. Borje Johansson is Professor of Economics at Jonkoping International Business School, Sweden. Roger R. Stough is NOVA Endowed Chair and Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University,USA.
Taylor & Francis Ltd
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Economics: Textbooks & Study Guides
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27 black & white illustrations, 44 black & white tables, 27 black & white line drawings