Global Knowledge Work is an up-to-date account of theoretical approaches and empirical research in the multi-disciplinary topic of global knowledge workers from a relational and diversity perspective. It includes contributions from international scholars and practitioners who have been working with the concept of global knowledge workers from a number of different perspectives, including personal and academic life trajectories. They reveal that the relational framework of the three dimensions of analysis (macro-meso-micro) is relevant for analyzing the phenomenon of global knowledge workers, as expertise and specialised knowledge and its innovative application, together with the attraction and retention of talent remain key topics in the current socioeconomic conditions.
The key message of this book is that heterogeneity should be seen as an
intrinsic and indispensable element of knowledge systems. The authors
address the concept of heterogeneity in a multi-disciplinary fashion,
including perspectives from evolutionary economics and innovation system
studies, and relate this approach to existing theories in a broad range of