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Markets for knowledge: problems, scope, and economic implications

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  • Bernard Guilhon
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    This article aims at developing an analytical framework in order to highlight the significance of the markets for knowledge. The empirical evidence provides the basis for analysing diverse governance mechanisms in high tech sectors. Increasing specialisation of knowledge production is pointed out from biotechnology and semiconductor industry. Next, the running of the markets for knowledge leads to appreciate the role of KIBSF in traditional services and new-technology based services. Finally, the behaviours of knowledge producers is linked to various tradeoffs they encounter.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economics of Innovation and New Technology.

    Volume (Year): 13 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 165-181

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:ecinnt:v:13:y:2004:i:2:p:165-181

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    Keywords: Markets for knowledge; Quasi-markets; Governance mechanisms; Knowledge transfer; Codification;

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    Cited by:
    1. Cristiano Antonelli & Morris Teubal, 2007. "Venture Capitalism as a Mechanism for Knowledge Governance: the Emergence of the Markets for Knowledge Intensive Property Rights," ICER Working Papers 12-2007, ICER - International Centre for Economic Research.
    2. Cécile Cézanne, 2010. "Un modèle renouvelé de gouvernance d'entreprise : une évaluation empirique sur données françaises," Post-Print hal-00628650, HAL.
    3. Cécile Cézanne & Marianne Rubinstein, 2010. "La RSE comme instrument de la gouvernance d'entreprise," Post-Print hal-00628645, HAL.

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