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On 9/26/06, Loet Leydesdorff <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
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> The Knowledge-Based Economy: Modeled, Measured, Simulated; 385 pp., US$
> 18.95
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> "Challenging, theoretically rich yet anchored in detailed empirical
> analysis, Loet Leydesdorff's exploration of the dynamics of the
> knowledge-economy is a major contribution to the field. Drawing on his
> expertise in science and technology studies, systems theory, and his
> internationally respected work on the 'triple helix', the book provides a
> radically new modelling and simulation of knowledge systems, capturing the
> articulation of structure, communication, and agency therein. This work will
> be of immense interest to both theorists of the knowledge-economy and
> practitioners in science policy."
>
> Andrew Webster
> Science & Technology Studies, University of York, UK
>
> ________________________________
>
> "This book is a ground-breaking collection of theory and techniques to help
> understand the internal dynamics of the modern knowledge-based economy,
> including issues such as stability, anticipation, and interactions amongst
> components. The combination of theory, measurement, and modelling gives the
> necessary power with which to address the complexity of modern networked
> social systems. Each on its own would partly illuminate an innovation
> system, but the combination sheds a far brighter light."
>
> Mike Thelwall
> Information Science, University of Wolverhampton, UK
>
> ________________________________
>
> "The sociologist Niklas Luhmann is considered one of the few social
> scientists possibly able to explain a decisive event once it has happened.
> In this book, Loet Leydesdorff answers the challenge to take Luhmann's
> analysis one step further by introducing anticipation into the theory. This
> book provides a fascinating exploration of the  use of recursion and
> incursion to model social processes."
>
> Dirk Baecker
> Sociology, Universitšt Witten/Herdecke, Germany
>
> ________________________________
> <http://www.universal-publishers.com/book.php?method=ISBN&book=1581129378>
>
> Loet Leydesdorff
> Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR)
> Kloveniersburgwal 48, 1012 CX Amsterdam
> http://www.leydesdorff.net
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