Translated Titles

A Critique of "Knowledge-Based Economy" and Some Thoughts on Taiwan's National Development Strategy




王佳煌(Chia-Huang Wang)

Key Words

知識 ; 知識經濟 ; 雁行理論 ; 資本主義世界體系 ; 商品鏈 ; knowledge ; knowledge-based economy ; flying-geese model ; capitalist world system ; commodity chains



Volume or Term/Year and Month of Publication

44期(2001 / 12 / 01)

Page #

201 - 241

Content Language


Chinese Abstract


English Abstract

The paper criticizes the definitional and conceptual difficulties of ”knowledge-based economy”, on the one hand, and discusses how Taiwan should try to survive and develop in the contemporary capitalism, on the other. First, the definition of the OECD seems to be systematic, but the arguments are characterized by biases. The Taiwanese state copies the catchword, formulating plans and policies without profound examination and criticism, which makes one doubt the effectiveness of those policies as they are partial. Second, there is nothing new about the concept of ”knowledge-based economy” because it is just a new name of the capitalism currently in reorganizing. Moreover, the exploitative and repressive features of capitalist mode of production remain. Lastly, the author argues that the Taiwanese state should formulate plans in view of global, regional, and national politico-economic structures to survive and develop in the contemporary capitalism.

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