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Journal Article

Assessing the Impact of Competence Utilisation in Innovation Strategy: A Correlational Analysis  pp45-56

Andrew L. S. Goh

© Jan 2005 Volume 2 Issue 1, Editor: Charles Despres, pp1 - 90

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Abstract

This study is concerned about the role of competence utilisation in innovation strategy. Using a correlational analysis based on non‑parametric statistics, it validates the impact of competence utilisation in relation to venture performance by testing three hypotheses. Data was gathered via a survey instrument to extract The findings are as follows: (1) The level of utilisation in technology, product and market competencies, as manifested by its role in innovation strategy, is positively correlated to venture performance; (2) The impact of competence utilisation is the strongest on sales profitability, followed by company growth and then organisational effectiveness; and (3) In terms of relative impact on venture performance, technology competence is the most effective, followed by product and market competence.

 

Keywords: Innovation Strategy Competence Utilisation and Venture Performance

 

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An Analysis of Collaborative Group Structure Technological Facilitation from a Knowledge Management Perspective  pp221-228

Kevin J. O'Sullivan, Syed W. Azeem

© May 2007 Volume 5 Issue 2, ICICKM 2006, Editor: Dan Remenyi, pp131 - 254

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A range of collaborative group structures are analysed from the perspective of knowledge management enabling technologies. A framework is developed demonstrating the application and role of specific technologies in supporting collaborative group structures including Communities of Practice, Centres of Practice, Special Interest Groups, Centres of Competence and Communities of Competence. In evaluating the utilisation of such technologies, the nature, purpose and capabilities of such group structures are analysed.

 

Keywords: communities of practice, knowledge management, communities of competence, knowledge management technologies

 

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Journal Article

Competence Matters More than Knowledge  pp387-398

A G Hessami, M Moore

© Jan 2008 Volume 5 Issue 4, Editor: Charles Despres, pp347 - 550

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This paper develops a general framework for assessment and management of competence. It then illustrates a case study demonstrating how to pragmatically assist engineers and managers to confirm their competence, knowledge and understanding against occupational standards without placing undue pressure on their time. It proposes a form of continuous assessment over a 3‑6 month period using electronic evidence provided by the candidate in response to a set of focussed emailed questions to build up a paperless portfolio. It also briefly looks how the process can be extended to maintain and update competence and possible future steps to quantify the assessed competence based on weighted performance measures.

 

Keywords: knowledge life-cycle, competence assessment, competence management, competence benchmarking

 

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Journal Article

Culture and Trust in Fostering Knowledge‑Sharing  pp328-339

Christine Tan Nya Ling

© Dec 2011 Volume 9 Issue 4, Editor: Geoff Turner, pp297 - 364

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In this competitive age, knowledge is continuously being identified by both scholars and practitioners as the most competitive asset. Numerous organisations in todays knowledge‑intensive economy are keen not only to determine knowledge‑sharing but to als

 

Keywords: knowledge-sharing, trust, culture, sociability, solidarity, benevolence, competence, networked, communal, fragmented, mercenary

 

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Journal Article

Taking a Different View: The Case of the Eurozone Macroeconomic Policies as a Case of Incompetence  pp56-66

Eduardo Tomé

© Jan 2014 Volume 12 Issue 1, Special Edition for ECKM 2013, Editor: Monika Petraite, pp1 - 82

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Abstract: This paper aims at shedding a new and different light over a very big problem that actually is being felt by the European Society and by the world at large: namely the difficulties the EU is having, since adopting the EURO as a currency in 2002, with its own management of macroeconomic policies, and with its own forecasts over growth. We follow Sveiby (2012) analysis as a methodology. According to that author, radical innovation generates incompetence due to inability in adjusting to the environment. The incompetence materializes itself in wrong predictions by otherwise and formerly competent and acknowledged experts. Sveiby 2012, dissects the case of the financial crisis of 2007‑8, as a case in which radical innovation in the financial markets produced massive managerial incompetence with huge economic and social consequences. By the same token we assume that the Eurozone became a case of incompetence at the level of macroeconomic management. We show evidence of that incompetence because we compare the predictions before the Euro and with the Euro and analyze the impact the Euro entrance add in the correctness of the experts’ predictions. Furthermore we say that experts should take into account that macroeconomic restrictions posed by the Eurozone regulations deeply affect the economy of the more divergent Eurozone Member States. Moreover, the effect of the regulations has not been rightly accounted. The miscalculation generates mistakes in prediction of policy impacts. Those mistakes have major negative effects in the life of ordinary citizens. Therefore we believe that if ones assumes, as we do, and prove, that the Eurozone has currently a problem of managerial incompetence, the finding might have huge economic, social, and political effects The paper is original because we sincerely don’t know (and believe it is not our fault) of any study that analyzes the problem of the current Macroeconomic crisis in the EU as a problem of incompetence. Finally we believe the study could and should developed in a multidisciplinary and multi‑country book.

 

Keywords: Innovation, Competence, KM, Eurozone, Economic crisis, Macroeconomic Management

 

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