Knowledge Emergence

Social, Technical, and Evolutionary Dimensions of Knowledge Creation

Author: Ikujiro Nonaka

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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This book brings together the research of a number of scholars in the field of knowledge creation and imparts a sense of order to the field. The chapters share three characteristics: they are all grounded in extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research; they all go beyond the mere description of the knowledge-creation process and offer both theoretical and strategic implications; they share a view of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer as delicate processes, necessitating particular forms of support from managers.

The Entrepreneurial Discovery Process and Regional Development

New Knowledge Emergence, Conversion and Exploitation

Author: Åge Mariussen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 332

View: 466

There is a broad and long-standing debate on possible solutions to the regional vulnerabilities of globalisation. In 2014, the European Commission began implementing Smart Specialisation Strategy, a place-based strategy of growth, regional transformation and new industrial policy with collective entrepreneurial discovery processes (EDP) at its core. This volume approaches the mystery of entrepreneurial discovery; that is, how relevant knowledge is created, converted and shared in a process of discovery. These essays bring together scholars from economics, geography, sociology, organisation studies, innovation studies, and complexity theory, offering new approaches to overcome the limitations of place-based development and suggesting improved methods leading to growth.

Knowledge Emergence

Social, Technical, and Evolutionary Dimensions of Knowledge Creation

Author: Ikujiro Nonaka

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 303

View: 305

This book brings together the research of a number of scholars in the field of knowledge creation and imparts a sense of order to the field. The chapters share three characteristics: they are all grounded in extensive qualitative and/or quantitative research; they all go beyond the mere description of the knowledge-creation process and offer both theoretical and strategic implications; they share a view of knowledge creation and knowledge transfer as delicate processes, necessitating particular forms of support from managers.

The Emergence of the Knowledge Economy

A Regional Perspective

Author: Zoltan J. Acs

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 390

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Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th century from a regional point of view. It first deals with the theoretical background for understanding the knowledge economy, with knowledge spillovers and development externalities. It then examines aspects of the relationship between knowledge inputs and innovative outputs in the information, computer and telecommunications sector (ICT) of the economy at the regional level. Case studies focusing on a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions finally illustrate important regional innovation issues.

Asia, Europe, and the Emergence of Modern Science

Knowledge Crossing Boundaries

Author: A. Bala

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 282

View: 858

This volume brings together essays from leading thinkers to examine what role Asian traditions of knowledge played in the rise of modern science in Europe, the implications this has for the epistemology of science, and whether pre-modern Asian traditions can provide resources for advancing scientific knowledge in future.

Ustawi | The Knowledge Conversion Organization

Author: Macharia Waruingi, MD DHA

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 56

View: 756

Ustawi is a knowledge conversion organization that facilitates the conversion of tacit knowledge to explicit knowledge. Ustawi's work also involves formalization of the emerging explicit knowledge to development of products, services, and technologies that improve the human life. Ustawi's effort is concentrated in the new economies and emerging markets with the aim of increasing technological innovations in these countries. The converted knowledge produces market ready products and services.

The Emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

An Historical Introduction to Knowledge Management and the Innovation Economy

Author: Jon-Arild Johannessen

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 144

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In the last thirty years, there has been an industrial revolution that has changed the world and given rise to an innovation economy that is changing the face of organizational logic. Here, Jon-Arild Johannessen shows how the knowledge worker emerges to become the new working class of the fourth industrial revolution.

Emergence and Convergence

Qualitative Novelty and the Unity of Knowledge

Author: Mario Bunge

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 330

View: 429

Two problems continually arise in the sciences and humanities, according to Mario Bunge: parts and wholes and the origin of novelty. In Emergence and Convergence, he works to address these problems, as well as that of systems and their emergent properties, as exemplified by the synthesis of molecules, the creation of ideas, and social inventions. Along the way, Bunge examines further topical problems, such as the search for the mechanisms underlying observable facts, the limitations of both individualism and holism, the reach of reduction, the abuses of Darwinism, the rational choice-hermeneutics feud, the modularity of the brain vs. the unity of the mind, the cluster of concepts around 'maybe,' the uselessness of many-worlds metaphysics and semantics, the hazards posed by Bayesianism, the nature of partial truth, the obstacles to correct medical diagnosis, and the formal conditions for the emergence of a cross-discipline. Bunge is not interested in idle fantasies, but about many of the problems that occur in any discipline that studies reality or ways to control it. His work is about the merger of initially independent lines of inquiry, such as developmental evolutionary biology, cognitive neuroscience, and socio-economics. Bunge proposes a clear definition of the concept of emergence to replace that of supervenience and clarifies the notions of system, real possibility, inverse problem, interdiscipline, and partial truth that occur in all fields.

Governing And Managing Knowledge In Asia (2nd Edition)

Author: Thomas Menkhoff

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

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The field of knowledge for development now occupies a top position on the agenda of all Asian governments as well as large development organizations. This book reflects this mega-trend of development towards KBEs (Knowledge Based Economies). For this 2nd edition all chapters have been thoroughly edited and data, tables and graphs have been updated to reflect the latest available statistics. Trends have been re-evaluated and adjusted to reflect recent developments in the fast-moving scene of knowledge governance and knowledge management.

Creativity, Cognition, and Knowledge

An Interaction

Author: Terry Dartnall

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 337

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In this groundbreaking volume, Dartnall argues that cognitive science needs a new epistemology that re-evaluates the role of representations in cognition and accounts for the flexibility and fluidity of creative thought.

Management Consulting

Emergence and Dynamics of a Knowledge Industry

Author: Matthias Kipping

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 282

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This volume makes an important contribution to the growing literature on management consulting. It brings together international contributors from a wide variety of backgrounds and draws on recent empirical research from a diverse range of countries, consultancy firms, and client companies. The analysis focuses on three key areas. The first part of the book looks at the emergence and development of the consulting industry in different countries and time periods. The interplay between national systemic context and outside influences is stressed, and the efforts of consultants to become recognized as 'legitimate' knowledge carriers by their clients is highlighted, in competition — and sometimes cooperation — with other suppliers of management knowledge, notably academia. The volume goes on to consider the generation, management, and validation of consulting knowledge by consultancy organizations and management gurus, showing how these activities are influenced not only by the consultancies' own characteristics in terms of size, structure, and national origin, but also by the (national and cultural) context in which they are operating, and by the role of 'gatekeepers', such as book publishers or journalists. The third part of the book focuses on the nature and dynamics of the consultancy-client relationship, focusing especially on the ways in which consultants convince managers of the need to hire outside advisors; on the reaction of those concerned in the client organization towards the consultants' recommendations; and on the methods used by the consultants to overcome the possible reluctance and resistance from within the organization. From a more theoretical point of view, the chapters in this volume also show that research on management consulting has to take into account different levels of analysis: the consulting industry as a whole and its position relative to other knowledge providers such as academia; the specific consultancy organization and its relationships with internal and external sources of knowledge; and the particular consultancy project and notably the interplay between the consultants and the various stakeholders within and outside the client organization.

The Emergence of Film Culture

Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945

Author: Malte Hagener

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 390

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Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and critical writing that created the film canon flourished. This scene was decidedly transnational and creative, overcoming traditional boundaries between theory and practice, and between national and linguistic borders. This new European film culture established film as a valid form of social expression, as an art form, and as a political force to be reckoned with. By examining the extraordinarily rich and creative uses of cinema in the interwar period, we can examine the roots of film culture as we know it today.

A Lifecycle Approach to Knowledge Excellence in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Author: Nuala Calnan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 523

View: 556

This book addresses the rapidly emerging field of Knowledge Management in the pharmaceutical, medical devices and medical diagnostics industries. In particular, it explores the role that Knowledge Management can play in ensuring the delivery of safe and effective products to patients. The book also provides good practice examples of how the effective use of an organisation’s knowledge assets can provide a path towards business excellence.

Metaphysical Emergence

Author: Jessica M. Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 336

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Metaphysical Emergence provides a detailed analyses of two ways for phenomena to be grounded in and yet distinct from underlying physical reality, and brings this to bear on a number of live debates in metpahysics, including those concerning consciousness and free will.

Conceptions of Knowledge Creation, Knowledge and Knowing

A Phenomenography of Singapore Chinese Language Teachers

Author: Yuh Huann Tan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 191

View: 398

This book responds to calls for further advancing knowledge creation in schools. It examines sixteen Chinese Language teachers from Singapore, since language teachers are primarily responsible for the basic literacy that is the foundation of students’ lifelong learning. Positing that people’s cultural beliefs and the language(s) they use are inseparable, the book argues that Chinese language teachers possess a unique understanding of the various phenomena that reflect the influences of Chinese culture by virtue of the language they speak and teach. For the purposes of the investigation, it employs phenomenography — a methodology aimed at finding and systematising how people interpret the world around them — to determine and describe Chinese language teachers’ conceptions of these phenomena.

Knowledge Potential Measurement and Uncertainty

Author: Kerstin Fink

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

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Kerstin Fink discusses the two mainstream measurement fields: the cognitive science approach and the management approach. She develops the knowledge potential view which is determined by nine key measurement variables, i.e. content, culture, networking, organizational knowledge, learning and training, customer and competitor knowledge, and knowledge management systems.

Knowledge Management in the Construction Industry: A Socio-Technical Perspective

A Socio-Technical Perspective

Author: Kazi, Abdul Samad

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 626

This book presents a portfolio of concepts, methods, models, and tools supported by real life case studies from various corners of the globe providing insights into the management of knowledge in the construction industry.