Handbook of Knowledge and Economics

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Richard Arena, Agnès Festré, Nathalie Lazaric
Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2012 - Business & Economics - 544 pages
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Why do societies benefit differently from knowledge? How exactly does social interaction interfere with knowledge acquisition and diffusion? This original Handbook brings together a wide range of differing approaches to shed light on these questions and others relating to the role and relevance of knowledge in economic analysis.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
21
2 What Vilfredo Pareto brought to the economics of knowledge
23
3 Knowledge in Marshall
49
4 Carl Menger and Friedrich von Wieser on the role of knowledge and beliefs in the emergence and evolution of institutions
73
the significance of habits of thought transactions and institutions in the conception of economic behavior
99
the unexplored affinity between Boulding and Hayek
121
7 The knowledgerationality connection in Herbert Simon
144
12 The fragility of experiential knowledge
267
13 One knowledge base or many knowledge pools?
285
objective value versus convention
313
PART III ECONOMICS KNOWLEDGE AND ORGANIZATION
337
15 Embodied cognition organization and innovation
339
a conceptual clarification
369
17 Tacit knowledge
383
a contribution to the knowledgebased approach of the firm
403

PART II ECONOMICS KNOWLEDGE AND UNCERTAINTY
165
8 A note on information knowledge and economic theory
167
from Simon to Kahneman
183
10 Towards a theoretical framework for the generation and utilization of knowledge
211
11 Models of adaptive learning in game theory
246
19 The architecture and management of knowledge in organizations
435
20 Distributed knowledge and its coordination
458
exploring some motivational triggers enabling change
488
Index
517
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