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Subject: The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated
From: Loet Leydesdorff <[log in to unmask]>
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Date:Tue, 26 Sep 2006 20:36:30 +0200

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The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated; 385 pp., US$

“Challenging, theoretically rich yet anchored in detailed empirical
analysis, Loet Leydesdorff’s exploration of the dynamics of the
knowledge-economy is a major contribution to the field. Drawing on his
expertise in science and technology studies, systems theory, and his
internationally respected work on the ‘triple helix’, the book provides a
radically new modelling and simulation of knowledge systems, capturing the
articulation of structure, communication, and agency therein. This work will
be of immense interest to both theorists of the knowledge-economy and
practitioners in science policy.” 

Andrew Webster
Science & Technology Studies, University of York, UK


“This book is a ground-breaking collection of theory and techniques to help
understand the internal dynamics of the modern knowledge-based economy,
including issues such as stability, anticipation, and interactions amongst
components. The combination of theory, measurement, and modelling gives the
necessary power with which to address the complexity of modern networked
social systems. Each on its own would partly illuminate an innovation
system, but the combination sheds a far brighter light.” 

Mike Thelwall 
Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK


“The sociologist Niklas Luhmann is considered one of the few social
scientists possibly able to explain a decisive event once it has happened.
In this book, Loet Leydesdorff answers the challenge to take Luhmann’s
analysis one step further by introducing anticipation into the theory. This
book provides a fascinating exploration of the  use of recursion and
incursion to model social processes.” 

Dirk Baecker 
Sociology, Universität Witten/Herdecke, Germany


Loet Leydesdorff 
Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)
Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam 

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