The way to promote “inclusive development,” the process of development that includes every citizen in any country, has become a wide-ranging puzzle. These essays examine the role of education and the university in economic development. Contributors to this volume contend that “knowledge” – ideas, skills, and education – is increasingly important for economic development.
After framing the problems associated with globally integrated learning processes from the perspectives of science and technology policies, the essayists consider the role of the university in the knowledge economy, drawing examples from the United States, Japan, and Portugal. The role of innovation in the industrial policies of various countries is reviewed with an eye to systems of knowledge creation and diffusion, concluding with commentary on the roles of public planning and policy in the achievement of sustainable development. This comprehensive examination of knowledge and development issues will be of value to scholars, researchers, and policy makers involved with economic growth and development.