Knowledge Economies and Knowledge Work

Bill LaFayette
Regionomics LLC, USA

Wayne Curtis
Curtis Concepts, LLC, USA

Denise Bedford
Georgetown University, USA

Seema Iyer
University of Baltimore, USA


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781789737783
Published:
24 Oct 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
327 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Working Methods for Knowledge Management
Our global economy is going through a major transformation, from an industrial economy, to a knowledge economy, rendering knowledge a primary factor in production. In this practical, real-world focused book, expert authors Bill LaFayette, Wayne Curtis, Denise Bedford and Seema Iyer come together to define and discuss knowledge work. 

A common misconception claims that knowledge work is limited to high-skill and technology occupations. The truth is that this growing field applies across all aspects of the economy, which has critical implications on not only macro-, but also micro-levels. As the nature of work is changing, the functions of managing work must also change, as well as our approaches to education and educational organizations. Through a thorough exploration of the functions and structures required to adapt to this change, as well as a close examination of the geography of knowledge, this first book in the Working Methods for Knowledge Management series helps leaders leverage knowledge to better serve their communities, workplaces, and organizations.  

This practical book serves as a guide for corporate leaders and managers, knowledge managers, workforce professionals, policy makers, labor economists, human capital researchers, and educators. It helps diverse audiences understand the implications of this transformation and helps them navigate this new economy.
Part I: Knowledge Economy 
1. How the Economic Landscape is Changing 
2. How the Knowledge Economy Works 
3. How Knowledge Becomes the New Capital 
4. How Your World is Changing 
Part II: Building the New Knowledge Capital 
5. Knowledge Capital: The Big Picture 
6. Human Capital: Definitions and Growth 
7. Structural Capital: Definitions and Growth 
8. Relational and Network Capital: Definitions and Growth 
Part III: How the Knowledge Economy Affects Organizations and Individuals 
9. How Work Changes 
10. How Management Changes 
11. How Human Resource Management Changes 
12. How Learning and Training Changes 
Part IV: Stories of Place in a Knowledge Economy 
13. Role of Place in Growing and Leveraging Knowledge Capital 
14. Business Stories of Knowledge Capital
Bill LaFayette, PhD, is owner of Columbus, Ohio-based Regionomics, an economic and workforce strategy firm specializing in the economics of communities and regions. 
Wayne Curtis, PhD, researches social entrepreneurship and wealth building strategies for working class Americans, seeking alternative was to build and accumulate wealth. 
Denise Bedford, PhD, is faculty at Georgetown University, a Visiting Scholar at University of Coventry, and Distinguished Practitioner, U.S. Department of State. 
Seema Iyer, PhD, is Director of the Baltimore Neighborhood Indicators Alliance at the University of Baltimore and oversees the undergraduate program in Real Estate and Economic Development.

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