The Competitiveness of Nations

in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy

Exhibit 1

Trans-Disciplinary Event Horizon

Discipline/

Sub-Discipline

Economics

Philosophy

Psychology

Science

Technology

1

Cultural

Aesthetics

Analytic

Economics

Economics

2

Institutional

Epistemology

Cognitive

History

History

3

Legal

Phenomenology

Gestalt

Philosophy

Philosophy

4

Other

Other

Other

Sociology

Other

Rationale

Given the theoretical inadequacies of mainstream economic thought in explaining a global knowledge-based economy, 'knowledge about knowledge' was harvested from five disciplines and sixteen of their sub-disciplines plus etymology.  Findings were captured at the event horizon before entering the black hole of intra-disciplinary debate.

HHC  September  2004

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The Competitiveness of Nations

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