|Rating||:||4.18 (833 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||264 Pages|
This book probes the surface of contemporary economic and social change and reveals how the shift to a knowledge-based economy is redefining firms, empowering individuals, and reshaping the links between learning and work. Using economic, management and knowledge-based theories, it describes the emergence of a new breed of capitalist, one dependent on knowledge rather than physical resources.
. Alan Burton-Jones, formerly business development director of leading multi-national, British Oxygen's computer services subsidiary based in London, now heads an international I.T. and management consultancy practice headquartered in Australia. A frequent speaker at technical and business conferences, he has extensive c
"In his conclusion Burton-Jones turns to prescription for postindustrial malaise, calling for an alliance between education and industry.His contribution is to put today's instability into perspective--to explain the forces driving change, chart workplace developments from the perspective of different stakeholders, and propose how people and organizations can be beneficiaries rather than victims."--Sloan Management Review"Knowledge Capitalism should be required reading for all knowledge managers and every person in business.The concepts are expressed with clarity and the examples are organised and in good context. Burton-Jones is to be congratulated on his deft handling of a considerable amount of complex material, resulting in a very readable volume."--Recruitment Journal
"Tremendous book. A great reference." according to Roger Pearson. Burton-Jones' account of the knowledge based economy is the best I have found. I've nearly finished my PhD and have read many books! Most books by academics while good for my thesis yield few useful insights for practice. Unfortunately books written by practitioners are mostly useless. They are too light weight to add any value at all (not just for me, my consulting friends tell me the same thing!). This book strikes a great middle-road. Burton-Jone. "A Good Read!" according to Rolf Dobelli. This book falls squarely into the apocalyptic tradition of business literature. It preaches the end of the world, and exhorts readers to repent and prepare for a new world unlike anything they have known. Burton-Jones has absorbed, organized and presented a mass of data to support his message. The data themselves are worth the price of the book, because they provide ample raw material from which to draw one's own conclusions about the validity of th