Knowledge economy and knowledge infrastructure


ŽÍTEK Vladimír KLÍMOVÁ Viktorie

Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Proceedings of the International Conference On Applied Economics (ICOAE 2011)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Field Economy
Keywords knowledge economy; knowledge infrastructure; learning
Description In our paper we deal with the knowledge-based economy and possible ways of its measuring and evaluating. The first part of the article introduces theoretical background of this topic. This part is focused especially on definition of the term knowledge economy and characteristics of it. In the second part we evaluate the level of knowledge economy in the member states of the European Union. The comparison is carried out on the basis of the World Bank assessment and analysis of selected indicators published by Eurostat. The third, crucial, part of our paper is result of own research that was aimed at quality of business environment in the Czech Republic. The assessment of knowledge infrastructure was one of the important parts of this research.
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