Keywords: medium form of technology, knowledge/technology transformation pattern, Fordism, post-Fordism, value migration
Changing production paradigm and the transformation of knowledge existing form
There are many studies concerning the changes in the production paradigm. However, few of them put knowledge transformation as a centrepiece to examine its role in forging the production system. This paper, by introducing an idea of three-existing-form of technology, argues that Fordism is nurtured by a stable and one-step knowledge transformation pattern. In contrast, post-Fordism is nurtured by a dynamic multi-stage, multi-path and multi-centre knowledge transformation pattern.