Khumalo, Bhekuzulu (2006): Measuring a Society’s Knowledge Base.
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The quest to measure knowledge effectively will in no doubt lead to better knowledge policies of governments around the world in both developing and developed countries. This paper endeavours to seta sound theoretical base for measuring knowledge and does this by demonstrating that existing tools used by economists for measuring knowledge are largely self contradictory, they contradict existing theory. Knowledge to be measured effectively we must give knowledge its own units like weight and length have their own units, only then can we say how much knowledge one needs to carry out a particular task.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Measuring a Society’s Knowledge Base|
|Subjects:||B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
|Depositing User:||Bhekuzulu Khumalo|
|Date Deposited:||28. Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||28. May 2015 18:09|
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