Comparing technological and scientific development: The knowledge society development barometer

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    The Knowledge Society Development Barometer is a globally unique instrument for measuring countries' technological and scientific expertise and development. Based on a ample literature on innovation and technological development, it consists of nine indicators providing index-type key values to measure the state of technology at a given moment. The barometer is based on models depicting society's development as it evolves from an information society via a knowledge society towards a knowledge-value society. Its data illustrate a transitional phase and give an overall impression of how far we have come in our journey to a knowledge-value society. Interestingly enough, reaching the knowledge-value society stage seems to correlate with a high GDP per capita and low unemployment rates.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)323 - 335
    Number of pages13
    JournalTijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • information society
    • knowledge society
    • knowledge-value society
    • R&D policy
    • innovation and technological change
    • competitiveness


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