Knowledge Exchange in Collaborative Networks

Justyna Turek

April 28, 2020

Currently, collaborative networks are evolving fast, taking on completely new forms and dynamics. On the SOCOLNET website (an international technical and scientific association, that promotes and stimulates scientific research, education, technological development, scientific and technical interactions among researchers in the area of Collaborative Networks) it is explained that: “A growing number of collaborative network organization forms are emerging as a result of the advances in the information and communication technologies, the market and societal needs, and the progress achieved in a large number of international projects. In fact, a large variety of collaborative networks have emerged during the last years as a result of the challenges faced by both the business and scientific worlds.” (2017)

This deeply influences the ways of knowledge creation, aggregation, and sharing. New organisations, characterized by decentralized and transdisciplinary networks, are more than ever based on knowledge exchange, data, and constant change. Business, educational institutions, freelance networks and design-oriented organisations focus much stronger than before on areas such as networking, exchanging opinions and instant feedback. Collaborative networks are in practice, a way of fostering a policy of innovation.

In this research we are investigating 3 topics:

01. Matrix

Understating the complexity of the subject. The bigger picture and scope.

02. Characteristics of knowledge exchanged in collaborative networks.

What are the most important components? Where is the purpose of knowledge exchange for networks?

03. Shifts in how knowledge is exchanged in collaborative networks.

How is knowledge exchange shifting in collaborative networks? Are these actions problematic?

Holis Action Lab in collaboration with CODEC presents this research .

The research was funded by the International Visegrad Fund.

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