Evolution of the Knowledge Economy: a Historical Perspective with an Application to the Case of Europe

  title={Evolution of the Knowledge Economy: a Historical Perspective with an Application to the Case of Europe},
  author={Jadranka {\vS}varc and Marina Dabic},
  journal={Journal of the Knowledge Economy},
The goal of the article is to explore the evolution of original concept of knowledge economy based on science intensive production sectors toward service type economies which significantly changed the role of scientific research and technological innovation for economic growth. The paper argues that this transition is due not only to the structural changes in global production, but the theoretical evolution and paradigmatic shift of the concept of “knowledge economy” in general and “knowledge… 
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