Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies

BEYOND THE KNOWLEDGE TRAP, Forthcoming

Posted: 10 Oct 2011

See all articles by Hans-Dieter Evers

Hans-Dieter Evers

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Yue Wah Chay

SIM UNIV, S'PORE

Date Written: April 28, 2011

Abstract

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.

Keywords: Knowledge for Development, Knowledge Management, Knowledge Economy, Public Policy, Local Knowledge, Asia, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Uzbekistan

Suggested Citation

Evers, Hans-Dieter and Chay, Yue Wah, Beyond the Knowledge Trap: Developing Asia's Knowledge-Based Economies (April 28, 2011). BEYOND THE KNOWLEDGE TRAP, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1884686

Hans-Dieter Evers (Contact Author)

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia ( email )

Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
Bangi, Selangor D.E. 43600
Malaysia
+60-149456927 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.ukm.my/ikmas/

Yue Wah Chay

SIM UNIV, S'PORE ( email )

461 Clementi Road
Singapore, 599491
Singapore

HOME PAGE: http://www.unisim.edu.sg/

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