The Competitiveness of Nations

in a Global Knowledge-Based Economy

 

Exhibit 2

Trans-Disciplinary Induction

METHODOLOGY

To Know

Faculties

Domains *

Forms

Inputs

Rights **

Trans-

Disciplinary Induction

or

Science

(Reduction)

by

Design

(Construction)

 

By the

Senses

Reason

Science Industries

NES

Physical Technology

Personal

& Tacit

Knowledge

Personal & Tacit Labour

Copyrights & Trademarks

By the

Mind

Revelation

Spiritual Industries

HSS

Organizational Technology

Codified & Tooled Capital

Patents & Industrial Designs

By

Doing

Sentiment

Arts

Industries

The Arts

Design Technology

Codified

Knowledge

Toolable Natural Resources

Know-How & Trade

Secrets

By

Experience

Sensation

Pleasure Industries

The Practices

Praxis

Tooled

Knowledge

Technological

Change ***

Sui Generis

&

The Public Domain

*  NES = Natural & Engineering Sciences;  HSS = Humanities & Social Sciences; The Arts = Literary, Media, Performing & Visual Art;  The Practices = Accounting, Architecture, Engineering, Law, Medicine & other self-regulating professions

** Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) = Legal requirement that new knowledge be fixed in a material matrix to qualify for protection as property bought and sold before eventually entering the public domain.  Alternatively the matrix may be utilitarian, non-utilitarian or a person. Without fixation knowledge immediately enters the public domain.

*** Technological change in Economics is defined as the impact of new knowledge on the production function of the firm or nation.  Alternatively, such new knowledge may be disembodied (systemic) or embodied (localized); and/or, endogenous or exogenous to the firm, economy or the nation.

HHC  September  2004

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