We reflect on the issues which emerged from an interdisciplinary workshop held under the aegis of the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS), Lancaster University in April 2006 about the Knowledge-Based Economy (KBE). The workshop addressed the question: What creates or constitutes consumer vulnerability in the KBE within the context of financial services? Discussion revolved around four themes: Firstly, setting debates about KBE in a historical context; secondly, identifying the disciplinary perspective for constructing the consumer (e.g., economic, legal); thirdly defining vulnerability without encompassing more than 70% of the population; and finally evaluating the government's role in consumer welfare and education in the KBE. Directions for future research were identified. Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Consumer Policy|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2007|
- Knowledge-Based Economy