TEAGASC 2030 A ‘Radical Thinkers’ Workshop RDS Ballsridge – 25 July 2007 Patrick Crehan Crehan, Kusano & Associates. What does the ‘ Knowledge Economy ’ mean?. The Knowledge Economy is about … - The Systematic ACCUMULATION of Knowledge
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A ‘Radical Thinkers’ Workshop
RDS Ballsridge – 25 July 2007
Crehan, Kusano & Associates
What does the ‘Knowledge Economy’ mean?
Lets start with two observations …
2:Research is a Service Industry Sector and
3: Knowledge is a Global Commodity
FORD: An Illustration of Specialization and Fragmentation …
FORD: Production organised around the car. At one stage FORD farmed rubber in Brazil to make its own tires, it made its own steel and glass, it build and ran local railroads to link its various factories and support distribution. There has been a trend towards increasing specialization, use of outsourcing, but still around the same product. The source of competitiveness derived largely from an ability to organize production …
The ‘Exploding’ Farmer …
Productivity & Efficiency in RTD … industrializing research!
13 May 2005
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What is the difference between research and innovation?
An organization has to ask what is important?
Research or Innovation?
What about LIR (Learning, Innovation and Research) systems in 2030?