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The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness


  • Cowan, Robin
  • David, Paul
  • Foray, Dominique



May 1999 This paper has been prepared under the EC TSER Programme's TIPIK Project, for presentation to the 3 rd TIPIK Workshop held in Strasbourg, at BETA, University of Louis Pasteur, 24 th April 1999. We are grateful for the comments and suggestions received from colleagues in the TIPIK Project, although it has not been possible for all of those to be absorbed in the present version.
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  • Cowan, Robin & David, Paul & Foray, Dominique, 1999. "The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness," Research Memorandum 025, Maastricht University, Maastricht Economic Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT).
  • Handle: RePEc:unm:umamer:1999025

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    6. Cowan, Robin & Foray, Dominique, 1997. "The Economics of Codification and the Diffusion of Knowledge," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 6(3), pages 595-622, September.
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