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Round Table comment: From «useful knowledge» to a «culture of growth»

  • Markus A. Denzel

we can state that economically useful knowledge could induce innovations which further deepened and widened this economically useful knowledge; and this cycle was at least one of the decisive factors of raising profitability and, as a final con-sequence, of economic growth becoming obvious in the industrial evolutions in different European and later also non-European countries. To say it more clearly: Innovations did influence economic growth. Cultural and institutional processes, which generated knowledge and human capital, could influence the development of labour productivity. Knowledge did contribute to reduce risks in pre-industrial societies through information, communication, and resilience

  • Keywords:
  • Growth,
  • innovation,
  • knowledge economy,
  • productivity,
  • useful knowledge,
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Markus A. Denzel

Leipzig University, Germany

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Chapter Information

Chapter Title

Round Table comment: From «useful knowledge» to a «culture of growth»

Authors

Markus A. Denzel

Language

English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0092-9.26

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2023

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© 2023 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Book Title

L’economia della conoscenza: innovazione, produttività e crescita economica nei secoli XIII-XVIII / The knowledge economy: innovation, productivity and economic growth, 13th to 18th century

Editors

Giampiero Nigro

Peer Reviewed

Number of Pages

456

Publication Year

2023

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© 2023 Author(s)

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CC BY 4.0

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CC0 1.0

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Firenze University Press

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0092-9

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979-12-215-0091-2

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979-12-215-0092-9

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Datini Studies in Economic History

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2975-1241

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2975-1195

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