Global Knowledge Networks and International Development

Author: Simon Maxwell,Dr Diane L Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272758

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 1378

This volume draws together leading experts from academia, think-tanks and donor agencies, to examine the impact of transnational knowledge networks in the formulation of local, national and global policy in the field of international development and transition studies. These leading contributors pay particular attention to the global reach of research and the manner in which knowledge is incorporated into, and shapes, transnational policy domains. They show how the 'knowledge agenda' has become a central part of the discourse of both developing societies and advanced economies. Governments and international organizations devote considerable financial resources to both in-house and contracted research. This volume will be of great interest to students, researchers and policy makers concerned with global policy, global governance and development.

Knowledge Networks: The Social Software Perspective

The Social Software Perspective

Author: Lytras, Miltiadis D.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1599049775

Category: Computers

Page: 422

View: 9242

"This book concentrates on strategies that exploit emerging technologies for the knowledge effectiveness in social networks"--Provided by publisher.

Knowledge Networks

Innovation Through Communities of Practice

Author: Paul M. Hildreth,Chris Kimble

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402018

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 5957

This book draws on the experience of people who have worked with CoPs and presents their combined wisdom in a form that is accessible to a wide audience. CoPs are examined from a practica view. The book also examines the benefits that CoPs can bring to an organization, provides a number of case studies, lessons learned and sets of guidelines. It also looks at virtual CoPs and to the future by asking 'what next?'

Knowledge Networks for Business Growth

Author: Andrea Back,Ellen Enkel,Georg von Krogh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540330739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 7692

The first part of this book contains three case studies which illustrate the idea of knowledge networks for growth. The step-by-step methodology of the second part shows the reader how to build up and maintain these networks. The templates in the last part of the book ease the adaptation of networks for the reader's own company or his or her specific business needs.

Managing Knowledge Networks

Author: J. David Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521514541

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 1925

The information context of the modern organization is rapidly evolving in the face of intense global competition. Information technologies, including databases, new telecommunications systems, and software for synthesizing information, make a vast array of information available to an ever expanding number of organizational members. Management's exclusive control over knowledge is steadily declining, in part because of the downsizing of organizations and the decline of the number of layers in an organizational hierarchy. These trends, as well as issues surrounding the Web 2.0 and social networking, mean that it is increasingly important that we understand how informal knowledge networks impact the generation, capturing, storing, dissemination, and application of knowledge. This innovative book provides a thorough analysis of knowledge networks, focusing on how relationships contribute to the creation of knowledge, its distribution within organizations, how it is diffused and transferred, and how people find it and share it collaboratively.

Knowledge Networks als Form des Wissensmanagements in transnationalen Unternehmen

Author: Ulrich Bergmann

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638228363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 12

View: 5468

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2003 im Fachbereich BWL - Unternehmensführung, Management, Organisation, Note: 92 von 100 Punkten, FernUniversität Hagen (Lehrstuhl für Organisation und Planung), Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die spezifischen situativen Bedingungen eines internationalen Unternehmens bestimmen, welche Organisationstruktur und welche Koordinationsinstrumente für das Unternehmen geeignet sind. Die Entscheidung für eine bestimmte Organisationsstruktur bzw. welche Koordinationsinstrumente eingesetzt werden hängt von deren jeweiligen Stärken und Schwächen ab. Einheitlichkeit über alle Unternehmensbereiche ist nicht immer erfolgversprechend. Durch die ständige Veränderung der Anforderungen an ein Unternehmen ist auch eine ständige Anpassung der Organisationsstruktur und eine entsprechende Gestaltung der Koordinationsinstrumente erforderlich. Vor diesem Hintergrund wurden in den letzten Jahren viele neuere Struktur- und Koordinationsalternativen entwickelt, die vor allem die für Unternehmen erforderliche organisatorische Flexibilität und Effizienzanforderungen gewährleisten sollen. Das Ziel der gleichzeitigen Ausnutzung von Globalisierungs- und Lokalisierungsvorteilen soll erreicht werden. Unternehmen können sich heute vor allem dadurch an veränderte Anforderungen anpassen, indem sie durch Nutzung der modernen Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie länderübergreifend und unabhängig von Standorten und Zeiten zusammenarbeiten und so ihre Reaktionsgeschwindigkeit und Flexibilität deutlich erhöhen. Die Ziele werden organisatorisch immer häufiger durch Bildung von Unternehmenskooperationen umgesetzt. Mehr und mehr wird Wissen als wichtigste wertgenerierende Quelle von Unternehmen erkannt. Langfristige Wettbewerbsvorteile lassen sich vor allem durch die Fähigkeit erzielen, nachhaltig neues Wissen zu generieren und in neue Produkte und Dienstleistungen umzusetzen. In sog. Knowledge Networks , als Rahmenkonzept zur Generierung neuen Wissens entwickelt am Research Center KnowledgeSource der Universität St. Gallen werden unterschiedliche Wissensarten und Wissensträger zur Stimulierung des Wissensflusses miteinander verknüpft. Knowledge Networks sind somit Netzwerke zwischen Wissensträgern zur Generierung von Wissen auf der Individual- Gruppen- Organisations- und Interorganisationsebene.

Knowledge, Networks and Power

The Uppsala School of International Business

Author: U. Holm,M. Forsgren,J. Johanson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137508825

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 8538

This book presents more than four decades of research in international business at the Department of Business Studies, Uppsala University. Gradually, this research has been recognized as 'The Uppsala School'. The work in Uppsala over the years reflects a broad palette of issues and approaches.

Nanotechnology, Governance, and Knowledge Networks in the Global South

Author: Marcela Suárez Estrada

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319695142

Category: Social Science

Page: 101

View: 6898

The seemingly unlimited technological potential of nanotechnology brings with it new practices of governance, networking, and exercising power and agency. Focusing on scholars in the Global South, this text covers nanotechnology discourses, imaginaries, and materialities as they circulate and interact within governance knowledge networks. Rather than adapt their actions to existing governance mechanisms and science, technology, and innovation policy, scientists use the imaginary of nanotechnology to create new symbolic and material incentives, thus shaping its governance. By tracing the constantly shifting asymmetries of knowledge and power, the book offers fresh insights into the dynamics of knowledge networks.

The Origins of Higher Learning

Knowledge networks and the early development of universities

Author: Roy Lowe,Yoshihito Yasuhara

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317543262

Category: Education

Page: 210

View: 8382

Higher education has become a worldwide phenomenon where students now travel internationally to pursue courses and careers, not simply as a global enterprise, but as a network of worldwide interconnections. The Origins of Higher Learning: Knowledge networks and the early development of universities is an account of the first globalisation that has led us to this point, telling of how humankind first developed centres of higher learning across the vast landmass from the Atlantic to the China Sea. This book opens a much-needed debate on the origins of higher learning, exploring how, why and where humankind first began to take a sustained interest in questions that went beyond daily survival. Showing how these concerns became institutionalised and how knowledge came to be transferred from place to place, this book explores important aspects of the forerunners of globalisation. It is a narrative which covers much of Asia, North Africa and Europe, many parts of which were little known beyond their own boundaries. Spanning from the earliest civilisations to the end of the European Middle Ages, around 700 years ago, here the authors set out crucial findings for future research and investigation. This book shows how interconnections across continents are nothing new and that in reality, humankind has been interdependent for a much longer period than is widely recognised. It is a book which challenges existing accounts of the origins of higher learning in Europe and will be of interest to all those who wish to know more about the world of academia.

The Dutch Trading Companies As Knowledge Networks

Author: Siegfried Huigen,Jan L. De Jong,Elmer Kolfin

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418659X

Category: History

Page: 441

View: 8943

For more than a century, from about 1600 until the early eighteenth century, the Dutch dominated world trade. Via the Netherlands the far reaches of the world, both in the Atlantic and in the East, were connected. Dutch ships carried goods, but they also opened up opportunities for the exchange of knowledge. The commercial networks of the Dutch trading companies provided an infrastructure which was accessible to people with a scholarly interest in the exotic world. The present collection of essays brings together a number of studies about knowledge construction that depended on the Dutch trading networks. Contributors include: Paul Arblaster, Hans den Besten, Frans Blom, Britt Dams, Adrien Delmas, Alette Fleischer, Antje Flüchter, Michiel van Groesen, Henk de Groot, Julie Berger Hochstrasser, Grégoire Holtz, Siegfried Huigen, Elspeth Jajdelska, Maria-Theresia Leuker, Edwin van Meerkerk, Bruno Naarden, and Christina Skott.

Intelligent Internet Knowledge Networks

Processing of Concepts and Wisdom

Author: Syed V. Ahamed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470055987

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 3620

Introducing the basic concepts in total program control of the intelligent agents and machines, Intelligent Internet Knowledge Networks explores the design and architecture of information systems that include and emphasize the interactive role of modern computer/communication systems and human beings. Here, you’ll discover specific network configurations that sense environments, presented through case studies of IT platforms, electrical governments, medical networks, and educational networks.

Knowledge Networks and Tourism

Author: Michelle McLeod,Roger Vaughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135036020

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 176

View: 7434

The receipt of knowledge is a key ingredient by which the tourism sector can adjust and adapt to its dynamic environment. However although its importance has long been recognised the fragmentation within the sector, largely as a result of it being comprised of small and medium sized businesses, makes understanding knowledge management challenging. This book applies knowledge management and social network theories to the business of tourism to shed light on successful operations of tourism knowledge networks. It contributes specifically to understanding a network perspective of the tourism sector, the information needs of tourism businesses, social network dynamics of tourism business operation, knowledge flows within the tourism sector and the transformation of the tourism sector through knowledge networks. Social Network Analysis is applied to fully explore the growth and maintenance of tourism knowledge networks and the relationships between tourism sector stakeholders in relation to their knowledge requirements. Knowledge Networks and Tourism will be valuable reading for all those interested in successful operations of tourism knowledge networks.

Transportation Knowledge Networks

A Management Strategy for the 21st Century

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee for a Future Strategy for Transportation Information Management,National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 9780309094207

Category: Transportation

Page: 88

View: 1402


Networks of Knowledge

Collaborative Innovation in International Learning

Author: Janice Gross Stein

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802083715

Category: Political Science

Page: 175

View: 7216

Examines the 'knowledge network' whose primary mandate is to create and disseminate knowledge based on multidisciplinary research that is informed by problem-solving as well as theoretical agendas.

Putting Knowledge Networks into Action

Methodology, Development, Maintenance

Author: Andrea Back,Georg von Krogh,Andreas Seufert,Ellen Enkel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540405740

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 5522

The concepts and theories of knowledge management and networks are well documented. Yet there are few, if any, guidelines on how to implement knowledge management within an organization, especially focusing on how to manage knowledge in a network environment. Putting Knowledge Networks into Action visualizes paths that allow one to make connections between theories, concepts and concrete actions. It shows how to integrate these different roots into a holistic view on managing knowledge in networks. It develops a methodology that will help the reader move towards building and maintaining knowledge networks in his or her organization.

From Publishing to Knowledge Networks

Reinventing Online Knowledge Infrastructures

Author: Alexander Hars

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540247378

Category: Computers

Page: 211

View: 583

Today’s publishing infrastructure is rapidly changing. As electronic journals, digital libraries, collaboratories, logic servers, and other knowledge infrastructures emerge on the internet, the key aspects of this transformation need to be identified. Here, the author details the implications that this transformation is having on the creation, dissemination and organization of academic knowledge. The author shows that many established publishing principles need to be given up in order to facilitate this transformation. The text provides valuable insights for knowledge managers, designers of internet-based knowledge infrastructures, and professionals in the publishing industry. Researchers will find the scenarios and implications for research processes stimulating and thought-provoking.

Knowledge Networks and Markets in the Life Sciences

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264168591


Page: 128

View: 6518

This report considers the development of Knowledge Networks and Markets and examines the impact of current initiatives and the possible options for governments, working with the private sector, to improve innovation efficiency and effectiveness.

From Knowledge Networks to Biological Models

Author: Anton Yuryev,Nikolai Daraselia

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608054373

Category: NATURE

Page: 193

View: 5582

Most findings about molecular interactions and cellular regulatory events are published in peer-reviewed scientific literature in the form of scientific jargon. the computerized text-mining algorithms are used to convert free grammar of human language into a set of formalized relationships between biological concepts in order to use this wealth of information. the compendium of such interactions extracted from an entire set of biomedical literature is a called knowledge network. Knowledge networks are the first step in the process of digitizing molecular biological knowledge. the next step is building molecular models depicting principal molecular events that govern various biological processes. Data mining in knowledge networks is the essence of building new biological models. the purpose is to elucidate major pathways of information flow through a molecular physical interaction network that happens during a disease, a cell process or an experiment. Such models contain key proteins involved in the process and can be used for prioritizing disease targets, for understanding of drug action and prevention of drug-induced toxicities, for analysis of patient predispositions and design of personalized therapies, for design of diagnostic biomarkers and analysis of patient molecular data. This e-book contains detailed examples illustrating the path to the digital biology and computerized drug development for personalized medicine. It provides conceptual principals for building biological models and for applying the models to make predictions relevant for drug development and translational medicine. The e-book will also be useful for researchers who use high-throughput technologies for molecular profiling of disease and drug action. It provides examples for analysis of gene expression microarrays to infer biological models, to find biomarkers for drug response and for applications of high-throughput molecular profiling technologies for personalized medicine. Scientists in academia, in pharmaceutical industry as well as graduate students will benefit from reading this book. the illustrations from the book can also be readily used in taught courses for molecular biology and pharmacology.

Managing Modern Healthcare

Knowledge, Networks and Practice

Author: Mike Bresnen,Damian Hodgson,Simon Bailey,Paula Hyde,John Hassard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317331249

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

View: 4022

Until now, research has given us only a limited understanding of how managers actually make sense of and apply management knowledge; how networks of interaction amongst managers help or hinder processes of knowledge diffusion and the sharing of best practice; and how these processes are all influenced both by the organisations in which managers act and by the professional communities of practice they belong to. Managing Modern Healthcare fills these important gaps in our understanding by drawing upon an in-depth study of management networks and practice in three healthcare organisations in the UK. It draws from the primary research a number of important and grounded lessons about how management networks develop and influence the spread of management knowledge and practice; how management training and development relates to the needs of managers facing challenging conditions; and how those conditions are themselves shaping the nature of management in healthcare. This book reveals how managers in practice are responding to the many contemporary challenges facing healthcare (and the NHS in particular) and how they are able or not to effectively exploit sources of knowledge, learning and best practice through the networks of practice they engage in to improve healthcare delivery and healthcare organisational performance. Managing Modern Healthcare makes a number of important theoretical contributions as well as practical recommendations. The theoretical and empirical contributions the book makes relate to wider work on networks and networking, management knowledge, situated learning/communities of practice, professionalization/professional identity and healthcare management more generally. The practical contribution comes in the form of recommendations for healthcare management practitioners and policy makers that are intended to impact upon and help enhance healthcare management delivery and performance.

Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks, and Knowledge Resources

Social Networks, Knowledge Networks, and Knowledge Resources

Author: Brüggemann, Stefan

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466608951

Category: Computers

Page: 387

View: 556

Collaborative working has been increasingly viewed as a good practice for organizations to achieve efficiency. Organizations that work well in collaboration may have access to new sources of funding, deliver new, improved, and more integrated services, make savings on shared costs, and exchange knowledge, information and expertise. Collaboration and the Semantic Web: Social Networks, Knowledge Networks and Knowledge Resources showcases cutting-edge research on the intersections of Semantic Web, collaborative work, and social media research, exploring how the resources of so-called social networking applications, which bring people together to interact and encourage sharing of personal information and ideas, can be tapped by Semantic Web techniques, making shared Web contents readable and processable for machine and intelligent applications, as well as humans. Semantic technologies have shown their potential for integrating valuable knowledge, and they are being applied to the composition of digital learning and working platforms. Integrated semantic applications, linked data, social networks, and networked digital solutions can now be used in collaborative environments and present participants with the context-aware information that they need.