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The emergence of the knowledge based economy (6 points)


Leader: Dr Pushkar Maitra

Not offered in 2003.

Synopsis: Knowledge driven industries and services are amongst the most rapidly growing areas of the world economy. This subject looks at the emergence of Knowledge-Based Economies (KBE) and their impact on the Asia-Pacific region by analysing: definitions and measurement of KBE; theoretical and economic policy issues about the KBE in less developed countries; why governments have promoted KBE; the contribution of KBE to productivity and global competitiveness; the growth of KBE hubs in, e.g. India, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Assessment: Written (4000-word research report): 40% + Tutorial presentation: 10% + Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact Hours: Lectures and seminar: 3 hours per week

Prerequisites: Completion of four of the 4000 level units in the Master of Applied Economics

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