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Volume 13 Issue 2 / Aug 2015  pp101‑171

Editor: Ken Grant

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Editorial for EJKM  pp101‑103

Ken Grant

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A Knowledge Management Framework for Sustainable Rural Development: The case of Gilgit‑Baltistan, Pakistan  pp104‑117

Liaqut Ali, Anders Avdic

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Abstract: Some 50% of the people in the world live in rural areas, often under harsh conditions and in poverty. The need for knowledge of how to improve living conditions is well documented. In response to this need, new knowledge of how to improve living conditions in rural areas and elsewhere is continuously being developed by researchers and practitioners around the world. People in rural areas, in particular, would certainly benefit from being able to share relevant knowledge with each other, as well as with stakeholders (e.g. researchers) and other organizations (e.g. NGOs). Central to knowledge management is the idea of knowledge sharing. This study is based on the assumption that knowledge management can support sustainable development in rural and remote regions. It aims to present a framework for knowledge management in sustainable rural development, and an inventory of existing frameworks for that. The study is interpretive, with interviews as the primary source for the inventory of stakehol ders, knowledge categories and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure. For the inventory of frameworks, a literature study was carried out. The result is a categorization of the stakeholders who act as producers and beneficiaries of explicit and indigenous development knowledge. Stakeholders are local government, local population, academia, NGOs, civil society and donor agencies. Furthermore, the study presents a categorization of the development knowledge produced by the stakeho lders together with specifications for the existing ICT infrastructure. Rural development categories found are research, funding, agriculture, ICT, gender, institutional development, local infrastructure development, and marketing & enterprise. Finally, a compiled framework is presented, and it is based on ten existing frameworks for rural development that were found in the literature study, and the empirical findings of the Gilgit‑Baltistan case. Our proposed framework is divided in four levels where lev el one consists of the identified stakeholders, le 


Keywords: Keywords: sustainability, rural development, remote regions, framework, stakeholder, indigenous knowledge, requirement analysis, knowledge society


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Evaluating Interorganizational Knowledge Management: The Concept of IKM Orientation v  pp118‑130

Agnès Lancini

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Knowledge Management and Sharing in Local Government: A Social Identity Theory Perspective  pp131‑142

Nico Schutte, Nicolene Barkhuizen

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Unitas: Towards a Holistic Understanding of Knowledge in Organisations … A Case Based Analysis  pp143‑155

Dr. Rebecca Purcell, Dr. Jamie OBrien

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Ontology Based Teaching Domain Knowledge Management for E‑Learning by Doing Systems  pp156‑171

Farida Bouarab-Dahmani, Catherine Comparot, Malik Si-Mohammed, Pierre-Jean Charrel

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