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Knowledge Networking: Creating the Collaborative Enterprise by David Skyrme

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Chapter 9

The publicpolicy agenda

Public policy plays an important part in shaping the environment in which individuals and organizations can create wealth and contribute to society’s prosperity. As the knowledge economy takes hold, significant changes are needed in many areas of public policy to stimulate, and not stifle, the right kind of entrepreneurial activity.

The global and pervasive nature of knowledge activities means that national governments can no longer act in isolation on such matters. Before discussing specific aspects of the policy agenda, this chapter considers what factors underpin a successful knowledge economy. Policy areas that need addressing include the global infrastructures for telecommunications, the legal and regulatory ...

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