Policy in the knowledge economy social network : a social capital redux

Goorha, Prateek 2009, Policy in the knowledge economy social network : a social capital redux, International journal of social economics, vol. 36, no. 9, pp. 930-944, doi: 10.1108/03068290910977748.

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Title Policy in the knowledge economy social network : a social capital redux
Author(s) Goorha, Prateek
Journal name International journal of social economics
Volume number 36
Issue number 9
Start page 930
End page 944
Publisher Emerald Goup Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2009
ISSN 0306-8293
Keyword(s) communication technologies
knowledge economy
social networks
social capital
Summary Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to suggest how enabling policy should be focused in a knowledge economy by developing the concept of a knowledge economy social network (KESN).

Design/methodology/approach – The paper employs an interdisciplinary approach in developing the KESN by drawing on concepts and methodology from economics, political science and social network theory.

Findings – The KESN's social capital is defined. As such, maintaining accountability, increasing cohesion and connections among knowledge actors are suggested as relevant guidelines for policy in the KESN.

Research limitations/implications – The knowledge economy should ideally be seen as having unique needs compared to the traditional economy in devising policy.

Practical implications – The paper suggests using the KESN as a basis for devising policy for a knowledge economy.

Originality/value – The paper uses an interdisciplinary approach to studying the knowledge economy and introduces the KESN.
Language eng
DOI 10.1108/03068290910977748
Field of Research 140213 Public Economics- Public Choice
149903 Heterodox Economics
160505 Economic Development Policy
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30020772

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