Cognitive Capitalism and its Reflections in South-Eastern Europe

Cognitive Capitalism and its Reflections in South-Eastern Europe


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Cognitive capitalism is considered to be a new stage in the historical evolution of capitalism which is undergoing a metamorphosis affecting most of the laws and tendencies characteristic of industrial capitalism. This raises a series of issues tackled in the theoretical part, especially regarding the increased importance of cognitive work and the new composition of the labour market that influence the determinants of the value of goods, the structure of welfare, and the forms of income distribution. A historical analysis is applied to describe the evolution of cognitive capitalism and its endogenous, potentially destabilising, dynamics. The empirical part analyses the diffusion of cognitive capitalism in the former socialist countries of South-Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 240 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 362.87g
  • Peter Lang GmbH
  • Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • English
  • New edition
  • 1st New edition
  • 33, 20 tables, 13 graphs
  • 3631604610
  • 9783631604618

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Vladimir Cvijanovic works at the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Zagreb. He defended successfully his doctoral dissertation in 2010 at the University of Frankfurt am Main. His research interests include institutional economics, cognitive capitalism, and entrepreneurship. Andrea Fumagalli is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Pavia, Italy and Vice-President of the Basic Income Network - Italy (BIN). His research interests comprise cognitive capitalism, basic income, labour transformations and theory of money. Carlo Vercellone is Assistant Professor at the University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne, CES CNRS. He has edited various publications and is specialised in issues involving a knowledge-based economy, cognitive capitalism, basic income and labour transformations.

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