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The term 'knowledge economy' (see above article) has little to do with describing real developments in the economy and is more an expression of a political and cultural world view. In the same way that the number of patents originated by a given university on either side of the Atlantic says more about its sense of litigiousness and protectionist attitude to knowledge than it does, necessarily, about its dynamic approach to new ideas. The term was born of a combination of exaggerated ...

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