The Competitiveness of Nations in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy

The Competitiveness of Nations

in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy

1st Draft- Inductive -January 2005

Link to Dissertation as Accepted

Index

 

Table of Contents

      List of Exhibits

 0.0 Introduction

 1.0  Problem

 2.0  Methodology

 3.0 To Know Knowledge

 4.0  Faculties & Wetware

 5.0  Domains & Practices

 6.0  Form & Fixation

 7.0  Inputs & Outputs

 8.0 Rights to Know

 9.0  Production Function

10.0  Competitiveness

     References

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An Interdisciplinary Studies PhD Dissertation
submitted by Harry Hillman Chartrand
to his Advisory Committee

University of Saskatchewan
http://members.shaw.ca/competitivenessofnations

h-chartrand@shaw.ca

Draft in Progress

Table of Contents

 

0.0 Introduction

A Foretaste

Acknowledgements

End Notes

1.0 Problem

Origins

The Standard Model

Epistemology

Limitations

Objective

End Notes

2.0 Methodology

Definition & Limitations

The Monad

Biological Imperative

Immeasurability

Incommensurability

Trans-Disciplinary Induction

Trans-

Disciplinary

Induction

    Exhibit 1: Trans-Disciplinary Event Horizon

Weaknesses & Strengths

Science by Design

The Dyad

Science

Design

Reconciliation

Blueprint

The Qubit

The Production Function

   Exhibit 2: Trans-Disciplinary Induction

End Notes

3.0    To Know Knowledge

The Word

Can

Know

Knowledge

Wit

Related & Imported Words

Findings

Reconciliation

To Know by the Senses

To Know by the Mind

To Know by Doing

To Know by Experience

Qubit WIT

End Notes

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4.0    Faculties & Wetware

Definitions

Wetware

Software

Archetypes & Complexes

Faculties

Reason

Revelation

Sentiment

Sensation

Qubit PSI

Reconciliation

End Notes

5.0 Domains & Practices

Definitions

The Expanding University

Domains

Natural & Engineering Sciences

Physical Technology

Humanities & Social Sciences

Organizational Technology

The Arts

Design Technology

The Practices

Reconciliation

Qubit IMP

Qubit PED

End Notes

6.0 Form & Fixation

Definitions
Form

Personal & Tacit Knowledge
Codified Knowledge

Harold Innis & Marshall McLuhan

Thomas Shales & the Re-Decade

Tooled Knowledge

Hard-Tooled
Soft-Tooled

Characteristics

Reconciliation

Primary Triad as Form

End Notes

 The Metaphysics of Technology: An Aside *

 

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7.0 Inputs & Outputs

Definitions

Inputs

Codified & Tooled Capital

Personal & Tacit Labour

Toolable Natural Resources

Outputs

The Person

The Code

The Work

Reconciliation

Secondary Triad as Input

Tertiary Triad as Output

End Notes

8.0 Rights to Know

The Myth of the Creator

The Matrix

The Work

The Code

The Person

Rights to Know

Copyrights & Trademarks

Designs & Patents

Know-How & Trade Secrets

Sui Generis Rights

The Public Domain

Economic Commons

Legal Principle & Precedent

Constitutional & Cultural History

Reconciliation

Qubit IPR

End Notes

9.0 Production Function

Inputs & Stocks

Outputs

By Form

By Function

Technological Change

Disembodied/Embodied
Endogenous/Exogenous
New Growth Theory

Qubit FLX

Government

Custodian
Facilitator
Patron
Architect
Engineer

Reconciliation

Exhibit 3: Production Function

End Notes

 

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10.0 Competitiveness

Nation

Definition
The Post-Cold War Neighborhood
Shifting Sands of Sovereignty

Biological Sovereignty

Cultural Sovereignty

Military Sovereignty

Political Economic Sovereignty

Summary

Competitiveness Paradigm

The Monad

Exhibit 4: Competitiveness Paradigm

The Dyad
The Triads
The Qubits

The Quintessence

End Notes

A Postscript: Reculer pour mieux sauter *

 

References

 

* not included in submission edition

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List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1: Trans-Disciplinary Event Horizon

Exhibit 2: Trans-Disciplinary Induction

Exhibit 3: Production Function

Exhibit 4: Competitiveness Paradigm

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HHC: I grant or license private and nonprofit use of any and all original materials contained in this e-edition of my dissertation while reserving moral rights, in this specific case, rights of paternity or acknowledgement, in the tradition of the Civil Code which are "inalienable, unattachable, impresciptible and unrenounceable" (Article 11, Decision 351, Andean Community, 1993).  All I ask is acknowledgement of the expression of my ideas, which, however, when processed through your own creative lens will hopefully find their own unique expression. I post this dissertation to facilitate understanding of the global knowledge-based economy and accordingly your use is to my honour, subject to the above reservations.

 

The Competitiveness of Nations

in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy