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Globalized Knowledge Flows and Chinese Social Theory

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This book considers the nature and possibilities of conceptual change and transformation under conditions of globalization, especially with regard to Chinese social and cultural concepts. It argues that the influence of globalization promotes the

Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow

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Get your organization's expertise out of its silos and make it flow-with lessons from over a decade of experienceLooking at knowledge management in a holistic way, Mastering Organizational Knowledge Flow: How to Make Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Production in the Arab World

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Over recent decades we have witnessed the globalization of research. However, this has yet to translate into a worldwide scientific network, across which competencies and resources can flow freely. Arab countries have strived to join this globaliz

Information Sharing Between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Army: Using Knowledge Management (KM) Technology and Tools to Bridge the Gap - Covering Interagency Cooperation, Wikileaks Impact

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This excellent report has been professionally converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction. This work examines the information sharing between the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Army when planning overseas operations. It l

Wisdom Flows from the Heart

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Wisdom Flows from the Heart: Inspiration for the Heart and Soul is about establishing a relationship with God through His Son Jesus Christ and discovering the love of God. It encourages an individual to read the Bible for revelation knowledge on h

Knowledge Flows in European Industry

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The channels and mechanisms of knowledge flows define the links that make up production and innovation systems. As such, they relate directly or indirectly to all policies that affect such systems. Knowledge flows are also directly related to inte

Knowledge Flows, Technological Change and Regional Growth in the European Union

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The book provides conceptual and empirical insights into the complex relationship between knowledge flows and regional growth in the EU. The author critically scrutinizes and enhances the RIS (Regional Innovation System) approach, discussing innov

Global and Regional Dynamics in Knowledge Flows and Innovation

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Innovation, which in essence is the generation of knowledge and its subsequent application in the marketplace in the form of novel products and processes, has become the key concept in inquiries concerning the contemporary knowledge based economy.

Globalization and Technology Absorption in Europe and Central Asia: The Role of Trade, FDI and Cross-Border Knowledge Flows

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Innovation and cross-border absorption of knowledge are central forces behind economic convergence and sustained growth. Absorption of technology is a necessary step to promote the development of human capital and the productive base, paving the way for innovations at the global knowledge frontier. Research and development, patents, trade, and foreign direct investment are major channels of technological absorption, allowing diffusion of new ideas and manufacturing best practices among countries and firms. These channels constitute the central focus of this study. This study uses patent databases, surveys of enterprises, and case studies to investigate how specific channels of absorption molds decision making about technology. Trade and FDI flows show considerable promise as catalysts for the region to upgrade its technology and near the global technology frontier. Econometric analysis using enterprise surveys from all Europe and Central Asia countries helps to understand the conditions and policies that induce firms to incorporate external knowledge and technology into their overall growth strategies.

Between Technology and Science: Exploring an Emerging Field: Knowledge Flows and Networking on the Nano-scale: Knowledge Flows and Networking on the N

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This dissertation addresses emerging developer communities in a new field of science and technology as well as methods to capture exchange processes between them. It contributes to the discussion about a new mode of knowledge production and a changing division of labour between public research, industry, and government by investigating 'nanotechnology' - an emerging area between science and technology. To explore exchange processes in this field, the study applies various methods. In particular, it uses patent citation analysis. The methodological contribution is a new interpretation of this indicator, which sees patent citations as information flows that point to reciprocal exchange processes and potential overlaps between science and technology. This is in contrast to the received interpretation, which suffers from the application of a framework that was developed in the context of scholarly citation and does not fully appreciate that a patent citation is established by the patent examiner - a party external to the inventive process. Various formats of patent citation analysis describe 'nanotechnology' as a set of instrument-driven scientific fields on their way towards science-related technologies. Even though nanotechnology patents contain more patent citations to the scientific literature than other technical fields, the science and technology systems are relatively autonomous. What links them in the case of nano-science and technology is a common interest in improving techniques of nano-scale measurement and manipulation. Another finding is that both countries and firms exhibit relatively strong path-dependencies. While nanotechnology comprises a key set of technological areas - instrumentation, electronics, and pharmaceuticals/chemicals - nano-scale activities vary considerably from country to country. Also knowledge-building activities of firms follow a strong technological path-dependency. As a result, 'social capital' seems to be confined to chiefly t

NASA Space Shuttle Program Tacit Knowledge Capture Project: Oral Histories from Twenty Program Officials and Managers, Challenger and Columbia Accident Insights and Lessons Learned

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The oral histories of twenty Space Shuttle program officials and managers - converted for accurate flowing-text ebook format reproduction - provide new insights into this extraordinary program, with important discussions of lessons learned, includ

The Knowledge of Enki

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Have you ever asked yourself if other civilizations exist in the Universe, and how this would then correlate with spirituality and the spiritual realm itself? Have you ever wondered or searched for a universal truth that is revealing the big picture? Did you every ask yourself what God's plan for our planet is, who the beings are that participate in it, and who the opposing forces are? Would you like to know what the Opening of the Seventh Seal-mentioned in John's Book of Revelation-really means, and how this would ultimately impact our entire world? Do you want to know what really happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Have you ever wondered if an original and unaltered version of the Bible exists, in whose possession it might be, and for what reason it is kept a secret? In this book you can find the answers to all these questions, answers that are being provided to us by Enki, the Spiritual Guardian of the Earth, the spiritual being who has been dubbed by the priests of our past the "Holy Spirit". Answers that flow from the spiritual world through our medium, Lucyna Lobos-Brown. This book is not religious or political, but rather spiritual. It reflects the personal journey of its writer, his experience with spirituality, and a vast collection of transcripts of public and private channeling sessions with Mrs. Lucyna Lobos-Brown. It explains the true purpose of the Great Pyramid of Giza (the Sign of Time) and the Giza Plateau, Nibiru's Passage, the Precession (the Resetting of the Cosmic Time), and how Atlantis was destroyed. It addresses God's plan for the New Earth, how the oppressive reign of the Illuminati is being brought to its end with the help of other civilizations and the spiritual world, and what life itself truly is about. This is the Knowledge of Atlantis, the Knowledge of the Anunnaki, the Knowledge of Enki.

Harnessing Dynamic Knowledge Principles in the Technology-Driven World

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In a technology-driven world, it is essential that enterprises develop reliable and rapid flows of knowledge to distribute evenly across organizations, time and place, and individuals in order to sustain a competitive advantage. However, most leaders

Knowledge Building and Regulation in Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning

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This book proposes and validates an information flow approach to analyzing knowledge co-construction and predicting group performance in the context of collaborative learning. In addition, it highlights the importance of socially shared regulation

Knowledge Management in the Digital Newsroom

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If you are an editor or newsroom manager seeking new and more efficient ways of managing the ever increasing flow of information through your newsroom, this book will provide the information you need to make informed decisions about crucial organi

Gender, Power and Knowledge for Development

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Knowledge-for-development is under-theorised and under-researched within development studies, but as a set of policy objectives it is thriving within development practice. Donors and other agencies are striving to improve the flow of information w

Magical Knowledge Book II - The Initiate

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Breaking out of the age old restraints of secrecy & oaths, Magical Knowledge leads the reader through the techniques, issues and beings that the Initiate can expect to encounter. This second book in a series of three, guides and advises, informs and introduces the serious magician to rarely discussed areas of visionary and ritual magic. The information presented in this book flows from the deep roots of true magic, and as such can be applied to any particular path or magical method; the reader is introduced to the structure and inner contacts behind the various schools of magic that exist today. Magic can only truly blossom if the boundaries are challenged, and to do that, the magician needs to understand the dynamics of power and the inner worlds. This book aims to guide the magican along that path. Contents: Accessing the inner worlds: making contacts without the use of temples, rituals and patterns/Practical methods for working with angelic beings/ Working with deities: pitfalls and approaches/ Working with Ancestors/ Accessing and Working Within the Faery Realm/ Polarization: magical dynamics of work and partnerships/The physical implications of practicing magic/Inner landscapes of the people and the land/Magical protection: working methods/Sigils and seals: what they are, how they work and what to do with them/ Inner World Parasites/Removing ghosts and other unwelcome guests/How to deal with simple magical/psychic attacks/Dismantling Hermetic or Kabbalistic curses/ Short Tour of the Tree of Life without Kabbalah/The Structure of the Abyss without Kabbalah/The inner structure of magical lodges & groups/The Ritual Overlaying and Patterning of the Sacred Isle of Britain/ Working with Sleepers/Death and Birth/Using Tarot as a working tool/ Working methods for leading group visions/workings/The Inner Aspects of Consecration Josephine McCarthy is a seasoned occultist and writer living in the wilds of the Dartmoor National Park in the UK. Josephine has taught and le

Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances

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Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances is a volume in the book series Research in Strategic Alliances that will focus on providing a robust and comprehensive forum for new scholarship in the field of strategic alliances. In particular, the books in the series will cover new views of interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks and models, significant practical problems of alliance organization and management, and emerging areas of inquiry. The series will also include comprehensive empirical studies of selected segments of business, economic, industrial, government, and non-profit activities with wide prevalence of strategic alliances. Through the ongoing release of focused topical titles, this book series will seek to disseminate theoretical insights and practical management information that will enable interested professionals to gain a rigorous and comprehensive understanding of the field of strategic alliances. Managing Knowledge in Strategic Alliances contains contributions by leading scholars in the field of strategic alliance research. The 11 chapters in this volume cover a number of significant topics that speak to the critical issues in managing knowledge in strategic alliances. The chapter topics cover both the broader issues, such as managing uncertainty in alliances, collaborative know-how, novelty in interpartner knowledge, coopetition in knowledge integration, and dynamic knowledge capabilities, and the more focused problems of innovation and partner selection, partner responsiveness and knowledge in supply chain networks, the effect of knowledge flows on the decision to cooperate, and interpartner learning dynamics in an alliance constellation. The chapters include empirical as well as conceptual treatments of the selected topics, and collectively present a wide-ranging review of the noteworthy research perspectives on knowledge management in strategic alliances.

Data Mining and Medical Knowledge Management: Cases and Applications

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The healthcare industry produces a constant flow of data, creating a need for deep analysis of databases through data mining tools and techniques resulting in expanded medical research, diagnosis, and treatment. Data Mining and Medical Knowledge Management: Cases and Applications presents case studies on applications of various modern data mining methods in several important areas of medicine, covering classical data mining methods, elaborated approaches related to mining in electroencephalogram and electrocardiogram data, and methods related to mining in genetic data. A premier resource for those involved in data mining and medical knowledge management, this book tackles ethical issues related to cost-sensitive learning in medicine and produces theoretical contributions concerning general problems of data, information, knowledge, and ontologies.

Democracy and Knowledge: Innovation and Learning in Classical Athens

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When does democracy work well, and why? Is democracy the best form of government? These questions are of supreme importance today as the United States seeks to promote its democratic values abroad. Democracy and Knowledge is the first book to look to ancient Athens to explain how and why directly democratic government by the people produces wealth, power, and security. Combining a history of Athens with contemporary theories of collective action and rational choice developed by economists and political scientists, Josiah Ober examines Athenian democracy's unique contribution to the ancient Greek city-state's remarkable success, and demonstrates the valuable lessons Athenian political practices hold for us today. He argues that the key to Athens's success lay in how the city-state managed and organized the aggregation and distribution of knowledge among its citizens. Ober explores the institutional contexts of democratic knowledge management, including the use of social networks for collecting information, publicity for building common knowledge, and open access for lowering transaction costs. He explains why a government's attempt to dam the flow of information makes democracy stumble. Democratic participation and deliberation consume state resources and social energy. Yet as Ober shows, the benefits of a well-designed democracy far outweigh its costs. Understanding how democracy can lead to prosperity and security is among the most pressing political challenges of modern times. Democracy and Knowledge reveals how ancient Greek politics can help us transcend the democratic dilemmas that confront the world today.
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