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Towards a global knowledge‐based development agenda

Francisco Javier Carrillo (Center for Knowledge Systems, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Monterrey, México and Chairman, The World Capital Institute, Monterrey, México)

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 12 September 2008




The purpose of the paper is to introduce the 2008 annual special issue on knowledge‐based development (KBD), from the perspective of the construction of an R&D agenda relevant to the international community of knowledge‐based development (KBD) practitioners and researchers.


The papers in the special issue are introduced and discussed.


A number of preliminary exercises around the world show a trend towards building a common KBD research and innovation agenda able to diversify into specialized topics such as urbanism, economics and geography, while maintaining a distinctive set of core issues.


This paper introduces a volume that may contribute to raise new questions and stimulate further research into the potential of knowledge as a leverage to the social and economic development of cities, regions and countries.



Carrillo, F.J. (2008), "Towards a global knowledge‐based development agenda", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 12 No. 5, pp. 3-7.



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