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The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness

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  • Robin Cowan
  • Paul A. David
  • Dominique Foray

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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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  • Robin Cowan & Paul A. David & Dominique Foray, 1999. "The Explicit Economics of Knowledge Codification and Tacitness," Working Papers 99027, Stanford University, Department of Economics.
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