Globalisation of Knowledge: Re-Orienting the Muslim Mind for Building Knowledge Societies in the Muslim World

Amer Al-Roubaie,


Abstract


In recent years, globalisation has increased interconnections allowing nations greater access to trade, finance, technology, skills, knowledge and information. In the new economy driven by globalisation, knowledge has become a motor for productivity and growth in nations that have invested in knowledge creation and human capital development. Currently, however, the knowledge gap between Muslims and non-Muslims is widening and, therefore, an enabling environment based on effective knowledge strategy needs to be constructed in order to close the gap. The aim of this article is to examine the potential of building capacity for knowledge societies in the Muslim world. Generating knowledge capacity requires re-orienting the Muslim mind to become more innovative and creative.


Keywords


Knowledge society; Muslim minds; innovation; globalisation; human capital; science and technology; development

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