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Journal Article

Networking Intellectual Capital towards Competitiveness: An Insight into the European Higher Education Institutions  pp228-239

Elena-Mădălina Vătămănescu, Diana-Luiza Dumitriu, Andreia Gabriela Andrei, Cristina Leovaridis

© Jan 2015 Volume 13 Issue 3, Guest Edited Issue, Editor: Dr. Juan-Gabriel Cegarra-Navarro and Dr. David Cegarra-Leiva, pp171 - 253

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Abstract

Abstract: Today, the interplay between the network society and the knowledge society have provided an overarching perspective on how global interconnectivity and knowledge transfer cannot be separated anymore. The advancement of technological opportunitie s and the openness towards knowledge acquisition have reconfigured the landscape of human collaboration. As a premise of achieving sustainable competitive advantages, organizations should reconsider the value of the social and information exchange within their networks, facilitating organizational learning and proper response to the field dynamics. Against this backdrop, the present paper addressed the viewpoints and practices of academics from European higher education institutions in regard to leveragin g the intellectual capital within their online social networks. Stressing on subjects from European developing countries, the research advanced a new concept ‑ the network‑based intellectual capital … liable to account for an emergent capital reification and relied on an interview‑based survey with 27 professors. As the findings showed, although acknowledged as a paramount competitive advantage, the network‑based intellectual capital is yet to be properly capitalized.

 

Keywords: Keywords: network-based intellectual capital, higher education institutions, competitiveness

 

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Journal Article

Barriers and Enablers of Effective Knowledge Management: A Case in the Construction Sector  pp85-97

George Okere

© Jun 2017 Volume 15 Issue 2, Editor: John Dumay, pp59 - 146

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Knowledge management is not new to construction companies, as they have been implementing and managing knowledge for as long as they have existed. However, there is the business need for organizations to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of their knowledge management enabling initiatives. With growing competition, companies must remain competitive through the deployment and use of various knowledge management enabling technologies. Equally important is the need to be aware of the factors that are related to the effectiveness of knowledge management enabling initiatives. As such, there is the need to know what those factors are, and the main purpose of this study is to identify the barriers and enablers of effective knowledge management enabling initiative in a construction organization. The research approach was a case study research design, and it captured in‑depth experiences of a specific construction organization before and after the implementation of their knowledge management enabling initiative, and the major drivers of improvement. In general, the research found three key barriers and enablers to the knowledge management enabling initiative at the case study organization: awareness centered on the need and value of knowledge or lack of it, a knowledge sharing environment or lack of it, and web‑enabled and integrated knowledge management systems or lack of it. It is hoped that from this study other construction organizations and other companies within other sectors would learn from the experience of the case study organization on barriers and enablers of effective knowledge management, as well as how to evaluate the effectiveness of their knowledge management initiatives.

 

Keywords: Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Technology, Construction Industry, Competitiveness

 

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Journal Issue

Volume 15 Issue 2 / Jul 2017  pp59‑146

Editor: John Dumay

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Keywords: SECI model, digital transformation, folk song, knowledge conversion, Knowledge Sharing, Cross-Functional, NPD Teams, New Product Development, Knowledge Management, Information and Communication Technology, Construction Industry, Competitiveness, Learning, dynamic system, local context, MNE subsidiary, knowledge sharing barriers, educational management, educational institutions’ administrative processes, Classification Theory, Metadata, Statistics, Taxonomy

 

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