Knowledge Creation in International Scientific Networks on Example of NetAware Intensive Programme

Justyna Matusiewicz, Sławomir Smyczek

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/EQUIL.2013.029

Abstract


The knowledge-based economy analyzes economic organization and development when the creation, distribution and use of knowledge become decisive factors. To become a successful knowledge economies, countries must act simultaneously on their education base, their innovation systems and their information and communication technology infrastructure, while also building a high-quality economic and institutional regime. The institutions for higher education are the main figures for the successful transition to a knowledge based economy and society. Their cooperation activities with the neighboring countries and the countries within their wider vicinity are an important priority for breaking the university isolation from what happens in the civil society, as well as the other structural problems, like the outdated curricula and skills of teachers. This paper focuses on international scientific networks as an example of tool created in order to stimulate the use of new knowledge. The main objective of the paper is to identify: 1) the knowledge creation and transfer processes in ISC 2) influence of that processes on the participants of the ISC. The methodology utilized in this study is qualitative and exploratory. Re-  sults of research shows the process of knowledge creation and transfer on the example of NetAware Intensive Programme and the project evaluation results.    


Keywords


knowledge creation; knowledge transfer; collaborative project; education

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