Knowledge Diffusion through Good Knowledge Governance
The entire planet looks to Asian and other emerging markets to sustain growth momentum as traditional markets in the USA and Europe struggle with the slow and arduous processes of deleveraging after the global financial crisis. At the same time, there is growing recognition in Asia that the sources of growth must shift to sustain their own growth momentum in the years ahead. Heavy reliance on the region's high savings rates and plentiful supplies of low-cost labour will have to shift towards increasing the human capital embodied in more educated and skilled labour forces capable of contributing to productivity growth and innovation as future drivers of growth. Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific focuses on why and how countries are making this shift. The demographic transition is shown to be a significant factor as ageing populations in Japan, South Korea and China manage declining growth in the labour force by stepping up investments in education, and by changing policies and institutions. Lessons to be learned from these experiences by more youthful populations in Southeast Asia are explored. In addition, attention is paid to the consequences of cross-border differentials in technical knowledge and the quantity and quality of human capital. Several implications for public policy and for international cooperation on human-capital issues in the Asian region are identified.
In: Wendy Dobson (ed.), Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific
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Menkhoff, Thomas and Hans-Dieter, Evers.
Knowledge Diffusion through Good Knowledge Governance. (2014). In: Wendy Dobson (ed.), Human Capital Formation and Economic Growth in Asia and the Pacific. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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