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Title:Knowledge and its economic characteristics: a conceptual clarification PDF Logo
Authors:Witt, Ulrich
Brökel, Tom
Brenner, Thomas
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:Jena economic research papers 2007,013
Abstract:This paper discusses several features of knowledge that are often considered crucial for characterizing the economic significance of knowledge: whether it is overtly accessible or tacit, whether it can be or is encoded or not, and whether it has public or private good character. It is argued that all these features depend similarly on the state of the knowledge technology, i.e. on how knowledge can be acquired, stored, used, and communicated. The different characteristics and the relationships between them are shown to correspond to different specifications of the technology, specifications that are not always made explicit in the literature.
Subjects:knowledge
knowledge technology
tacitness
ouvertness
public goods
intellectual property rights
JEL:D83
O31
O34
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Jena Economic Research Papers, MPI für Ökonomik

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