Business & Economics

Knowledge Driven Development

Author: Manoj Kumar Lal

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 322

View: 706

Provides detailed methodology for digitizing project knowledge by bridging the gap between Waterfall and Agile Methodologies.

Knowledge-Driven Development

Author: ArnoSt Veselý

Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 164

View: 809

There has been a hot debate on the so-called knowledge society or knowledge-driven economy in the last decade. It has been inspired by the unique knowledge-driven economic development in countries such as Finland or Ireland. Many studies and strategies of "knowledge-driven economy" or "knowledge society" (referred to as knowledge-driven development or KDD in the book) have been created. Their common denominator is the idea that knowledge is replacing land, labor, financial capital or physical capital to become the key factor of production. The book attempts to review the possibilities and limits of such concepts. In the first part, a complex development framework is constructed by integrating three intellectual traditions: quality of life, forms of capital, and institutions. Then the concept of knowledge society is analyzed. Next, the movement towards a knowledge-driven society is analyzed on the case of the Czech Republic. In the last chapter, recommendations for public policy are formulated on the basis of previous analysis. The book should help all those interested in the theoretical foundations for creating and implementing KDD.
Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Driven Development

Author: Yuan Zhou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 535

Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension and Global Lessons uses actual cases written specifically to study the role and capacity of private companies in knowledge sharing and intensification through agricultural extension. Descriptions of specific models and approaches are teased out of complex situations exhibiting a range of agricultural, regulatory, socio-economic variables. Illustrative cases focus on a particular agricultural value chain and elaborate the special feature of the associated private extension system. Chapters presenting individual cases of private extension also highlight specific areas of variations and significant deviance. Each chapter begins with a section describing the background and agricultural context of the case, followed by a description of the specific crop value chain. Based on understanding of this context, extension models and methods by private companies receive deeper analysis and definition in the next section. This leads to a discussion of the private extension with respect to its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, sustainability and impact. Following that, comparison with public extension, the uniqueness of the knowledge intensification model, and lessons for its replication and scaling up are elaborated. The final chapter summarizes the major results from the ten cases presented, looking at the trends, commonalities and differences of various extension approaches and the general lessons for success or failure. It concludes with a set of messages around value creation, integrated services, market links, inclusive innovation, and capacity development. Provides understanding of different knowledge sharing and intensification models of extension delivery and financing by private companies across the agricultural value chains Assesses the factors leading to successes or failures of various approaches Draws lessons and recommendations for future endeavors relating to private extension policies and programs
Technology & Engineering

Knowledge Driven Development

Author: Yuan Zhou

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 292

View: 259

Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension and Global Lessons uses actual cases written specifically to study the role and capacity of private companies in knowledge sharing and intensification through agricultural extension. Descriptions of specific models and approaches are teased out of complex situations exhibiting a range of agricultural, regulatory, socio-economic variables. Illustrative cases focus on a particular agricultural value chain and elaborate the special feature of the associated private extension system. Chapters presenting individual cases of private extension also highlight specific areas of variations and significant deviance. Each chapter begins with a section describing the background and agricultural context of the case, followed by a description of the specific crop value chain. Based on understanding of this context, extension models and methods by private companies receive deeper analysis and definition in the next section. This leads to a discussion of the private extension with respect to its relevance, efficiency, effectiveness, equity, sustainability and impact. Following that, comparison with public extension, the uniqueness of the knowledge intensification model, and lessons for its replication and scaling up are elaborated. The final chapter summarizes the major results from the ten cases presented, looking at the trends, commonalities and differences of various extension approaches and the general lessons for success or failure. It concludes with a set of messages around value creation, integrated services, market links, inclusive innovation, and capacity development. Provides understanding of different knowledge sharing and intensification models of extension delivery and financing by private companies across the agricultural value chains Assesses the factors leading to successes or failures of various approaches Draws lessons and recommendations for future endeavors relating to private extension policies and programs
Social Science

Knowledge driven development

Author: Babu, Suresh Chandra

Publisher: Intl Food Policy Res Inst

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 4

View: 608

Private sector agricultural extension has expanded rapidly in many developing countries in the wake of drastic funding cuts made to public extension systems in the 1980s and 1990s. Motivated by the increase in sales or contract farming revenues that extension can generate, private providers include seed and input companies, distributors and dealers, service providers, food processors and retailers, and mobile phone companies. Mixed public-private systems are now becoming common. How well can the private sector fill the gap left by dysfunctional public systems? Knowledge Driven Development: Private Extension and Global Lessons provides a critical assessment of the effectiveness of private extension systems in developing countries.
Business & Economics

Knowledge-driven Corporation

Author: George B. Graen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 249

View: 642

A volume in LMX Leadership: The Series Series Editor George B. Graen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Retired) This book is about preparing our thinking, feeling, and acting for the rapidly expanding "knowledge era." We discuss the following queries in the chapters. We begin with a discussion of what an appropriate knowledge-driven corporation (KDC) is. Next, we explore a number of design issues about this transformed charter company and present two examples of new knowledgedriven corporations that are described in strategic and tactical terms. At this point, the questions of management and leadership selections and development for the KDC are discussed in the next two chapters. These are followed by two chapters discussing the "political side" of human KDC in terms of "fit" or "no fit." Following this discussion of our frail interpersonal habits, project teams' research shows how an orderly process of team leadership development unfolds over the project life cycle. Finally, the last chapter discusses where we are concerning emergent response leadership in building real knowledge-driven corporations. This book is dedicated to survival of the best of the best of our corporations in the knowledge era through complex creative destruction.
Computers

Knowledge-Driven Multimedia Information Extraction and Ontology Evolution

Author: Georgios Paliouras

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 245

View: 426

This book presents the state of the art in the areas of ontology evolution and knowledge-driven multimedia information extraction, placing an emphasis on how the two can be combined to bridge the semantic gap. This was also the goal of the EC-sponsored BOEMIE (Bootstrapping Ontology Evolution with Multimedia Information Extraction) project, to which the authors of this book have all contributed. The book addresses researchers and practitioners in the field of computer science and more specifically in knowledge representation and management, ontology evolution, and information extraction from multimedia data. It may also constitute an excellent guide to students attending courses within a computer science study program, addressing information processing and extraction from any type of media (text, images, and video). Among other things, the book gives concrete examples of how several of the methods discussed can be applied to athletics (track and field) events.
Computers

Test-driven Development

Author: Kent Beck

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 220

View: 391

Write clean code that works with the help of this groundbreaking software method. Example-driven teaching is the basis of Beck's step-by-step instruction that will have readers using TDD to further their projects.
Business & Economics

Knowledge-Driven Developments in the Bioeconomy

Author: Stephan Dabbert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 341

View: 244

This book is at the cutting edge of the ongoing research in bioeconomy and encompasses both technological and economic strategies to master the transformation towards a knowledge- and bio-based production system. The volume combines different international perspectives with approaches of the various fields of research. Bioeconomy is one of the future concepts of an economy which, while based on renewable biological resources, also predicts economic growth. Starting from a growth-economic as well as knowledge- and innovation-economic perspective the contributions give an overview of different existing patterns and cases and describe the basic prerequisites for the bioeconomy transformation. Therewith, the volume is a resource for experts and newcomers in the field of bioeconomy giving insight into the life cycle of bio-based products, detailing the latest advancements and how to turn them into economic growth.
Business & Economics

KnowledgeDriven Corporation

Author: George B. Graen

Publisher: IAP

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 265

View: 881

This book is about preparing our thinking, feeling, and acting for the rapidly expanding “knowledge era.” We discuss the following queries in the chapters. We begin with a discussion of what an appropriate knowledgedriven corporation (KDC) is. Next, we explore a number of design issues about this transformed charter company and present two examples of new knowledgedriven corporations that are described in strategic and tactical terms. At this point, the questions of management and leadership selections and development for the KDC are discussed in the next two chapters. These are followed by two chapters discussing the “political side” of human KDC in terms of “fit” or “no fit.” Following this discussion of our frail interpersonal habits, project teams’ research shows how an orderly process of team leadership development unfolds over the project life cycle. Finally, the last chapter discusses where we are concerning emergent response leadership in building real knowledgedriven corporations. This book is dedicated to survival of the best of the best of our corporations in the knowledge era through complex creative destruction.
Business & Economics

Knowledge-Driven Innovation in Start-Ups and SMEs: Emerging Research and Opportunities

Author: Coutinho Sousa, Joana

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

View: 637

The world is witnessing an increase in innovation both in start-ups and in SMEs, and the implementation of innovation is having a substantial impact on the knowledge of the economy. The ability of human beings to create new knowledge can be defined as a basic skill in a global economy, which involves learning as an essential dynamism of the competition. Following this and considering the need for developing standards and guidelines for innovation, organizations have been working on developing and updating a set of documents to help the innovators and the innovative companies work better. Knowledge-Driven Innovation in Start-Ups and SMEs: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of standardization and guideline creation in business innovation, such as those implemented by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). While highlighting topics including business analysis, market research, and intellectual property, this book is ideally designed for market researchers, business professionals, academicians, and students seeking current research on innovative processes and approaches for organizations.
Computers

Developing Successful ICT Strategies: Competitive Advantages in a Global Knowledge-Driven Society

Author: Rahman, Hakikur

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 420

View: 443

Presents research investigating the notion that information communication technologies (ICTs) have the potential to improve the lives of people and contribute to enhancing social conditions in developing countries through such concepts as the Knowledge Society, open education, and e-governance.
Computers

Intelligence Management

Author: Babak Akhgar

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 232

View: 106

The current rapid development in both computing power and the ability to present and mine complex data sets in useful ways provides the backdrop to Intelligence Management: Knowledge Driven Frameworks for Combating Terrorism and Organized Crime. The chapters address the linkage between: law enforcement; developments in information and communication technologies and key ideas about the management of data, information, knowledge and intelligence. The work is conducted by a number of international academic and industrial research groups, law enforcement agencies, and end users. Section 1 presents four chapters that address the details, outcomes, user needs and background theoretical ideas behind a large-scale research aand development project in this domain (The Odyssey Project). This project explored the challenges of establishing a Pan-European ballistics and crime information intelligence network. It represents an example of the type of system that is likely to become commonly used by Law Enforcement Agencies in the near future. Many of the challenges are not technical but organisational, legal, economic, social and political. Sections 2 and 3 therefore present wider commentaries. Section 2 explores other research and development projects that attempt to exploit the power of contemporary ICT systems to support Law Enforcement Agencies in many aspects of their work including investigations, data analysis and presentation, identification, training and crime prevention. Section 3 takes a look at the social and organisational issues around aspects of crime prevention, crime detection and policing – with a view to the role of information and communication technologies in these contexts.
Technology & Engineering

Knowledge-Driven Governance

Author: Lihua Yang

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 279

View: 328

This book explores a new model for addressing the central issue of environmental and other collective actions. An alternative to the classical models: central authority, privatization, and self-governance, it has provisionally been named “expert and scholar-based-” or “knowledge-driven governance”. The book also identifies seven working rules (or design principles) for successful knowledge-driven governance, and argues that the more strictly these rules are abided by, the more successful this model of governance becomes. Lastly, it demonstrates that in addition to Lindblom’s observed intellectually guided society and preference-guided/volition-guided society, there may be the possibility of a knowledge-driven society in which knowledge or intellect plays a greater role. The results obtained are supplemented by numerical calculations, presented as tables and figures. This book is intended for graduate students, lecturers and researchers working in environmental management, environmental science and engineering, sustainable development, collective action, and public administration.
Science

Object-Based Image Analysis

Author: Thomas Blaschke

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 817

View: 336

This book brings together a collection of invited interdisciplinary persp- tives on the recent topic of Object-based Image Analysis (OBIA). Its c- st tent is based on select papers from the 1 OBIA International Conference held in Salzburg in July 2006, and is enriched by several invited chapters. All submissions have passed through a blind peer-review process resulting in what we believe is a timely volume of the highest scientific, theoretical and technical standards. The concept of OBIA first gained widespread interest within the GIScience (Geographic Information Science) community circa 2000, with the advent of the first commercial software for what was then termed ‘obje- oriented image analysis’. However, it is widely agreed that OBIA builds on older segmentation, edge-detection and classification concepts that have been used in remote sensing image analysis for several decades. Nevert- less, its emergence has provided a new critical bridge to spatial concepts applied in multiscale landscape analysis, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the synergy between image-objects and their radiometric char- teristics and analyses in Earth Observation data (EO).
Industrial productivity

Progress Towards the Knowledge Driven Economy

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Trade and Industry Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN:

Category: Industrial productivity

Page: 273

View: 313

The 1998 White Paper 'Our competitive future: building the knowledge based economy' (CM 4176 ISBN 0101417624) proposed a ten year programme to enable the UK to close the productivity gap by exploiting the potential benefits of a modern knowledge driven economy. More than six years on, this report is a review of the progress that has been made. The topics covered include: UK performance since 1998; the development of new products, processes and services; science and knowledge research bases; knowledge transfer and exploitation; information and communication technologies, competition from low-cost economies. One of the conclusions is that although the UK's science and knowledge research bases and businesses are collaborating more frequently, the performance in knowledge exploitation has been disappointing and the relative position of the UK against the rest of the G7 has remained unchanged. Another conclusion is that although there is some evidence that outsourcing abroad can be beneficial, the Government should keep the trend under review in case there are strategic loses.

Knowledge-driven Economic Growth

Author: Stephen Oluwatobi

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 184

The experience of South Korea, India, China and Singapore reveals that developing economies can fasttrack development, leapfrog the stages of development and catch up with advanced economies by putting knowledge capital as the driver of development. If the knowledge economy is therefore a n accelerant of development for both advanced and developing economies, it is possible for Sub- Saharan African (SSA) economies to also catch up with advanced economies. It was on this basis that this study assessed the knowledge capacity of SSA and the effect it has on its economic advancement. Give n the importance of the interrelatedness among the knowledge economy elements, this study, thus, examined how the interaction effect between the elements of the knowledge economy affects economic growth in 32 SSA countries, for which data were available, over the period of 17 years (1996-2012). Using the System Generalized Method of Moments (SGMM), the study found out that institutions and human capital in SSA mitigate the effect of innovation on economic growth in the region, thus, making it a lean knowledge economy.