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Enhancement of Knowledge through Circulation in Networks of R&D Institutions and Companies

  • Companies and R&D institutions increasingly collaborate not only in isolated projects but also in knowledge-based networks. In those networks, participants combine expertise and applied problems to generate both ‘problem-solving knowledge’ and specialized knowledge: during the process of common problem-solving each partner acquires some of the specialized knowledge of the other partners as well as the newly generated problem-solving knowledge. This article examines the basic principles involved and provides a simple mathematical description of the step-by-step accumulation of knowledge through the solving of applied problems in a knowledge-based network. The rate of increase of the total amount of available knowledge in the network is derived and implications for the orientation of R&D institutes and companies are set out.

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Author:Josef Gochermann
Title (English):Enhancement of Knowledge through Circulation in Networks of R&D Institutions and Companies
URL:http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.5367/0000000042317355?journalCode=ihea
Parent Title (English):Industry & Higher Education
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Year of Completion:2004
Release Date:2018/05/23
Volume:18
Issue:3
First Page:299
Last Page:307
Faculties:Fakultät MKT / Institut für Duale Studiengänge
DDC classes:000 Allgemeines, Informatik, Informationswissenschaft / 020 Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Review Status:Veröffentlichte Fassung/Verlagsversion