• Viktor Barhatov Chelyabinsk State University, Russian Federation
  • Yuner Kapkaev Chelyabinsk State University, Russian Federation
  • Oleg Dyachenko Chelyabinsk State University, Russian Federation
Keywords: cognitive capitalism, creativity, creative thinking, labor, non-material production, intellectual production, ideas, creative potential


The transformation of production relations, which we have all witnessed during the last 20 years, has shown outdated existing theoretical approaches toward an understanding of the economy. The search for alternative ways of the economic development involves representatives of various scientific fields: post industrialism, information economy, sustainable economic development, new economy and others. Of particular interest is the concept of cognitive capitalism, which allows us to consider the transformation occurring “inside” of capitalism. This article proposes an approach to the study of the cognitive capitalism nature from the perspective of the Marxian theory, productive forces of society, and psychology. Methodological framework used has revealed contradictions of existing liberal-capitalist vector of development and the innovation-oriented economic formation.  This is based on the exploitation of economic agent’s creative work.  The technique, which allows us to assess the involvement of management in cognitive capitalism, is provided.


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