Management Research Seminar Series presents: "The Economic Value of Knowledge: Embodied in Goods or Embedded in Cultures?"

Friday, April 1, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Olivier Crevoisier, PhD
Insitut de sociologie
Université de Neuchâtel

Friday, April 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the Presentation

“Tacit” knowledge is a fuzzy concept – a kind of never opened black box - that has not allowed understanding how knowledge gives birth to monetary income, nor to regional development. We propose a distinction between substantial and significant knowledge. While the former refers to knowledge being sold and bought like a good or embodied in goods on the basis of ownership, the latter claims that knowledge workers, firms or communities get remunerated following the institution of authorship, i.e. their capacity to create meaning. This would be a central institution in a more and more culture based economy. A typology of regional knowledge anchoring milieus is then built on this distinction. Examples will be taken out of 23 regional case studies realized in the EURODITE project. 

About the Speaker

Olivier Crevoisier is professor of territorial economy  at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). His main researches deal with innovative milieu, the mobility of innovation factors (capital, knowledge, workers) and territorial development.

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