Open Knowledge Management Model in Open Innovation Environment

WANG, Zheng (2017) Open Knowledge Management Model in Open Innovation Environment. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2017 – Wrocław, Poland – Libraries. Solidarity. Society. in Session S04 - Satellite Meeting: Knowledge Management Section.

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Abstract

Open Knowledge Management Model in Open Innovation Environment

Open innovation is the main trend of innovation theory and practice, which is core concept of future economic development strategy in China. In open innovation environment, a great amount of open content and open knowledge has been generated and accumulated constantly, and become into the new resource driving innovation. Open knowledge remoulds the knowledge environment for various types of organizations including library, and brings challenges and opportunities to organization knowledge management model. In traditional enterprise knowledge management theory and practice, internal knowledge is the primary target of operation and research, and stressing on knowledge accumulation and possession, ignoring eternal knowledge, open knowledge and flows of knowledge across the organizational boundary. The traditional model of knowledge management focuses on internal knowledge would lead organization into island in open environment. In open innovation environment, open knowledge management model is supplement and complement to existed knowledge management model. Open knowledge is not only a knowledge attribution, but also a knowledge governance mechanism. Open knowledge theory is enrichment to firm knowledge theory. The thesis based on firm knowledge resource view, brings up with knowledge open regime in addition to appropriability regime. Furthermore, the thesis raises open knowledge management model. Through grounded theory and case study, the research builds up the theory and pattern of organization open knowledge, and offers some specific implementation strategies. This model has adaptability and dynamic nature. The strategy selection depends on the knowledge circumstances where organization locates in. The open knowledge management model raised by this thesis is complement to firm knowledge theory and open innovation theory. In practice, the model contributes to knowledge management and service design and implement, benefits for promoting status and efficiency of knowledge management in enterprise, government, public sector, knowledge service provider and even individual innovator.

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