Innovation in education

Measuring knowledge in learning economies and societies, Virginia USA, 17-18 May 1999


The aim of this seminar was to analyse and discuss how to better capture and measure the knowledge-based economy, in particular, the transformation of knowledge bases in sectors in terms of stock, content and change.

There is an urgent need for analysis, both in understanding its characteristics and dynamics, and in identifying the most appropriate routes for policy development.

A research agenda for the measurement of major trends in the knowledge-based economy was sought. The first session included a discussion of a framework for defining the knowledge-based economy: What are the key characteristics of the knowledge-based economy compared with the industrial economy? Can we distinguish between different kinds of knowledge?

Reports available from this seminar include: