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Housing slump, financial crisis, economic recession, business confidence falling….there is no shortage of headlines telling us that, to put it politely, we are facing deteriorating economic circumstances. The impact will likely be felt from the corporate boardroom to developing world aid programs and everything in between. If companies cut back R&D spending and if resources… » read more

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The EU is famous for launching new, and usually well-funded, projects aimed at making Europe the most ‘competitive economy in world by 2010’ – more commonly known as the “Lisbon Strategy 2000” or the “Re-launched Lisbon Strategy 2005”. On September 15, another piece of this jigsaw puzzle was officially launched – the new European Institute… » read more

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Knowledge economy…knowledge worker…knowledge creation…knowledge society….Are these mere buzz words or do they represent a changing society? This was the topic of a gathering of European researchers and academics in Munich this week to discuss a European strategy for handling ‘knowledge’ in an knowledge-based economy. While a theoretical or philosophical discussion of ‘knowledge’ is interesting –… » read more

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As the first decade of the 21st century draws to a close, it is increasingly evident that innovative solutions to the challenges facing the global economy and society are needed in order to propel growth in today’s knowledge-based economies. This was underscored on Monday when French Prime Minister François Fillon called his economic ministers back… » read more

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