Knowledge Networks

Innovation Through Communities of Practice

Author: Paul M. Hildreth,Chris Kimble

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1591402018

Category: Computers

Page: 330

View: 9616

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?'

Global Knowledge Networks and International Development

Author: Simon Maxwell,Dr Diane L Stone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272758

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 7163

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: 8798

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

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: 4604

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.

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: 2488

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.

Putting Knowledge Networks into Action

Methodology, Development, Maintenance

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

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540272687

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 3976

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. This book 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 which will support the reader to move concrete steps forward towards building and maintaining knowledge networks in his organization.

Knowledge Networks and Tourism

Author: Michelle McLeod,Roger Vaughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135036012

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 190

View: 7917

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.

Managing Knowledge Networks

Author: J. David Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139482238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 631

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.

Intelligent Internet Knowledge Networks

Processing of Concepts and Wisdom

Author: Syed V. Ahamed

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470055987

Category: Computers

Page: 520

View: 8969

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.

From Knowledge Networks to Biological Models

Author: Anton Yuryev,Nikolai Daraselia

Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers

ISBN: 1608054373

Category: NATURE

Page: 193

View: 6958

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.

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: 1865

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.

Implementing Transportation Knowledge Networks

Author: Sandra L. Tucker,Spy Pond Partners, LLC.

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: 0309118115

Category: Business networks

Page: 74

View: 9699

Explores a business plan for the development of Transportation Knowledge Networks (TKNs) in the United States. The business plan defines ten key products and services to be provided to transportation practitioners by the regional TKNs, with support from a national coordination function. TKNs are defined as "decentralized, managed networks linking information providers to users wherever they are located."

Enhancing Performance in Virtual Knowledge Networks

A Community Engineering Approach

Author: Gregor Schrott

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3833412496

Category: Knowledge management

Page: 242

View: 3156

With the transformation from an industrial to an information-based society, corporations are required more than ever to utilize all their employees' knowledge to keep up with market demands. Therefore, personal informal networks and communities are becoming the major information resource in addition to the classical handbooks and document management systems containing highly structured information objects. Many technically sophisticated systems for document and content management have been designed to assist knowledge workers in exchanging information and expertise, but in most cases they fail to meet expectations. This book presents one possible solution to assist network organizers in designing informal knowledge networks by introducing a model and a software toolset to improve decision support. The model, based on findings from computational organization theory and social network analysis, extends the existing explanatory research, and allows for developing appropriate strategies of community engineering and anticipating the potential impacts on organizational performance before taking action.

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: 2739


Knowledge Networks and Markets in the Life Sciences

Author: OECD

Publisher: OECD Publishing

ISBN: 9264168591


Page: 128

View: 3441

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 Publishing to Knowledge Networks

Reinventing Online Knowledge Infrastructures

Author: Alexander Hars

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540247378

Category: Computers

Page: 211

View: 6106

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 Craft Traditions in the Ancient World

Material Crossovers

Author: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury,Ann Brysbaert,Lin Foxhall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135014450

Category: Social Science

Page: 214

View: 1322

This edited volume investigates knowledge networks based on materials and associated technologies in Prehistoric Europe and the Classical Mediterranean. It emphasises the significance of material objects to the construction, maintenance, and collapse of networks of various forms – which are central to explanations of cultural contact and change. Focusing on the materiality of objects and on the way in which materials are used adds a multidimensional quality to networks. The properties, functions, and styles of different materials are intrinsically linked to the way in which knowledge flows and technologies are transmitted. Transmission of technologies from one craft to another is one of the main drivers of innovation, whilst sharing knowledge is enabled and limited by the extent of associated social networks in place. Archaeological research has often been limited to studying objects made of one particular material in depth, be it lithic materials, ceramics, textiles, glass, metal, wood or others. The knowledge flow and transfer between crafts that deal with different materials have often been overlooked. This book takes a fresh approach to the reconstruction of knowledge networks by integrating two or more craft traditions in each of its chapters. The authors, well-known experts and early career researchers, provide concise case studies that cover a wide range of materials. The scope of the book extends from networks of craft traditions to implications for society in a wider sense: materials, objects, and the technologies used to make and distribute them are interwoven with social meaning. People make objects, but objects make people – the materiality of objects shapes our understanding of the world and our place within it. In this book, objects are treated as clues to social networks of different sorts that can be contrasted and compared, both spatially and diachronically.

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: 490

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: 4976

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.

Wettbewerbsvorsprung durch Implementierung von Competitive Intelligence im Rahmen von Knowledge Networking/Management für die Bedürfnisse des Vertriebes des Bereiches ICN der Siemens AG

Author: Sebastian Wrobel


ISBN: 3832423885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 70

View: 2104

Inhaltsangabe:Einleitung: Das Auftreten neuer, internationaler und aggressiver Wettbewerber, ein schneller und stetiger Technologiewandel, verändern das globale Wettbewerbs- und Marktumfeld täglich. Die gewaltige Informationsflut, macht die Orientierung im Wettbewerbsumfeld immer schwieriger und verkürzt den Planungshorizont für strategische Entscheidungen erheblich. Um im Wettbewerb bestehen zu können, muss das Wissen um den Wettbewerb zum eigenen Vorteil genutzt werden. Es ist offensichtlich, dass systematische und laufende Sammlung, Analyse und vor allem der Gebrauch von wettbewerbsrelevanten Informationen für operative und strategische Entscheidungen notwendig ist. Informationen allein genügen nicht. Die Ressource Wissen wird zum einem wesentlichen, wenn nicht dem einzigen komparativen Wettbewerbsvorteil. Diese Diplomarbeit beschäftigt sich mit einem Lösungsansatz, der ermöglicht generiertes, entscheidungsrelevantes und umsetzbares Wissen über den Wettbewerb in einer vertrieblichen Organisation operativ zu nutzen - Competitive Intelligence. Competitive Intelligence (CI) ist eine integrierte Methodik eben dieses Wissen zu schaffen. Hierbei spielen moderne elektronische Informationsquellen und Software-Tools ebenso eine große Rolle wie die Kommunikationskultur, der Ausbau und die Nutzung menschlicher Netzwerke, neue Arbeitsmethoden und die Bereitschaft zum vorwärtsorientierten strategischen Denken. Ziel dieser Diplomarbeit ist die Entwicklung einer theoretisch fundierten Umsetzungsstrategie für die Integration eines CI Teilprozesses im Rahmen des Knowledge Networking (KN) für die organisatorischen Anforderungen des Vertriebes Deutschland der Siemens AG. Hierzu gehört ebenfalls die Feststellung der Bedürfnisse der CI Nutzer, die Identifikation der Wissensbasis und die Entwicklung des für die operative Umsetzung notwendigen Arbeitsinstrumentes, welches die Vertriebsmitarbeiter in ihre Tätigkeiten integrieren können. Gang der Untersuchung: Die Arbeit ist in einen Theorie- und in einen Praxisteil untergliedert. Im ersten Teil werden die theoretischen Grundlagen des CI und der Knowledge Management (KM) Projekte erörtert. Schwerpunkte hierbei bilden die Beschreibung des CI Prozesses und dessen Identifizierung als ein KM Projekt, sowie die Analyse der kritischen Erfolgsfaktoren in Bezug auf die Umsetzung von KM/CI Projekten. Der Praxisteil hat zwei Schwerpunkte. Zunächst wird die Umsetzung des KM im Bereich Information and Communication [...]