In the 1990s, von Krogh, Roos, and Slocum (1994) and Venzin, von Krogh, and Roos (1998) began discussions centered around epistemology and knowledge management, focusing mainly on the varied sources and backgrounds for knowledge management. Since 2000, we have seen a much wider debate on several issues that are related to the development of a knowledge economy. The main task became the establishing of a conceptual framework for further discussion of epistemological categories, using three keywords: cognitivism, connectionism, and autopoiesis. One objective of this book is to analyze the progression to a more knowledge-based economy by linking these keyword perspectives together, and the intention of this chapter is to present a fundament for these epistemological discussions.
Westeren, K.I. (2017), "Epistemological Perspectives in the Analysis of Human Capital and Human Assets and the Development of the Knowledge-Based Economy", Russ, M. (Ed.) Human Capital and Assets in the Networked World, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1108/978-1-78714-827-720171001
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