n Latin American Report - Measuring innovation in emerging economies : South Africa and Brazil : news and information
|Article Title||Measuring innovation in emerging economies : South Africa and Brazil : news and information|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Latin American Report|
|Publication Date||Jan 2001|
|Pages||38 - 42|
It has become commonplace to regard the modern economy as being, more than ever before, dependent on knowledge. '[I]n modern economies knowledge plays a crucial role in the economic process ("knowledge economies'')' (Anlló 2001:1). 'Economic competitiveness is ever more linked to rapid technological changes and increasing numbers of firms are centring their business on the development of new knowledge-based technology offerings (products and services). The strategic management of knowledge-based technology assets has therefore become crucial in gaining competitive advantage' (Verhaeghe-Colegrin and Kfir 2001:1).
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