Fundable Knowledge

literature of various information services that knowledge is generated, disseminated, and used. He also observes that the generation of knowledge cannot be readily quantified, except perhaps in a researcher's exhaustive laboratory ...

Author: A.D. Van Nostrand

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136686566

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Knowledge is the basic output of the defense technology establishment in the United States; it is what enables the development of weapon systems. From this premise, this volume explores the process of knowledge production in defense technology from the beginnings of the Cold War to the present time. Produced through the process of research and development (R&D), technical knowledge for defense is an economic commodity. It is "fundable" in the sense of having future value. Like other commodities in the futures market, it is purchased before it is produced. But unlike those other commodities, this knowledge is typically produced through the joint efforts of the customer and the vendor. This study highlights two polar aspects of knowledge production: technology development and technology transfer. It centers on the present, shifting concept of defense conversion that is redefining defense technology policy. The book also includes cited documents pertaining to the transactions that engage customers and vendors in the process of knowledge production. The documents constitute a literature of needs and claims, and they reveal two chief properties: problem formulation and tactical positioning. Apart from the substantive yield of these particular documents, the strategy of evidence in this volume has broad implications for further study, suggesting a means of analyzing knowledge production in other large social systems.

Creativity and the Global Knowledge Economy

At any time the mark of cunning in playing the research funding system is a capacity for anticipating outcomes that is so well honed that projects are designed as the next step in the evolution of fundable knowledge .

Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433104261

Category: Education

Page: 289

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This is a major work by three international scholars at the cutting edge of new research that investigates the emerging set of complex relationships between creativity, design, research, higher education and knowledge capitalism. It highlights the role of the creative and expressive arts, of performance, of aesthetics in general, and the significant role of design as an underlying infrastructure for the creative economy. This book tracks the most recent mutation of these serial shifts - from postindustrial economy to the information economy to the digital economy to the knowledge economy to the 'creative economy' - to summarize the underlying and essential trends in knowledge capitalism and to investigate post-market notions of open source public space. The book hypothesizes that creative economy might constitute an enlargement of its predecessors that not only democratizes creativity and relativizes intellectual property law, but also emphasizes the social conditions of creative work. It documents how these profound shifts have brought to the forefront forms of knowledge production based on the commons and driven by ideas, not profitability per se; and have given rise to the notion of not just 'knowledge management' but the design of 'creative institutions' embodying new patterns of work.

The Political Implications of Scientific Knowledge EU Funded Policy Research and Immigration Policies in Italy

theoretical knowledge (Bell 1973:212). These almost prophetic considerations of societal change and knowledge as a major role suggested that these transformations followed the project of modernization and that advanced democracies ...

Author: Marco Boschele

Publisher: goWare

ISBN: 9788833633336

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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The work endeavours to assess the impact of EU funded research on both, social science policy research and the policy making process at national level. Attempts, in the past, to include the social sciences in the decision making process have raised questions about the validity of scientific knowledge, in terms of its objectivity, and in terms of its legitimizing element. The starting point of this investigation, therefore, is the relationship between research and policy making. Subsequently, it considers the development of social science research in the field of immigration. At EU level it analyses the changes in the dynamics of migration and how the EU research Framework Programmes have responded. At national level it seeks to place the concept of citizenship and nationality law within the tradition of the social sciences in Italy and to understand how social science research has contributed to the development of policies. The investigation also analyses the research policy approach at institutional level in Italy and the involvement of Italian universities and organizations in the FP6 and FP7 to determine if there takes place an internationalization/Europeanization of social science research on immigration and/or the construction of a ‘non-national discourse’. There is a formation of a discourse in the field of immigration research which follows the Commission directives but due to the Italian policy making process closed to academic and experts influence this discourse does not permeate the process of immigration policies making.

Learning to Rival

Rhetoric, Knowledge, and Society A Series of Monographs Edited byCharles Bazerman Winsor • Writing Like an Engineer: ARhetorical Education Van Nostrand • Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing of Defense Technology Petraglia • Reality by ...

Author: Linda Flower

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135658298

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Learning to Rival tells the inside story of college and high school writers learning to "rival"--to actively seek rival hypotheses and negotiate alternative perspectives on charged questions. It shows how this interdisciplinary literate practice alters with the context of use and how, in learning to rival in school and out, students must often negotiate conflicts not apparent to instructors. This study of the rival hypothesis stance--a powerful literate practice claimed by both humanities and science--initially posed two questions: * how does the rival hypothesis stance define itself as a literate practice as we move across the boundaries of disciplines and genres, of school and community? * how do learners crossing these boundaries interpret and use the family of literate practices, especially in situations that pose problems of intercultural understanding? Over the course of this project with urban teenagers and minority college students, the rival hypothesis stance emerged as a generative and powerful tool for intercultural inquiry, posing in turn a new question: how can the practice of rivaling support the difficult and essential art of intercultural interpretation in education? The authors present the story of a literate practice that moves across communities, as well as the stories of students who are learning to rival across the curriculum. Learning to Rival offers an active, strategic approach to multiculturalism, addressing how people negotiate and use difference to solve problems. In the spirit of John Dewey's experimental way of knowing, it presents a multifaceted approach to literacy research, combining contemporary research methods to show the complexity of rivaling as a literate practice and the way it is understood and used by a variety of writers. As a resource for scholars, teachers, and administrators in writing across the curriculum studies, writing program administration, service learning, and community based projects, as well as literacy, rhetoric, and composition, this volume reveals how learning a new literate practice can force students to encounter and negotiate conflicts. It also provides a model of an intercultural inquiry that uses difference to understand a shared problem.

Analysing Professional Genres

"A genre map of R&D knowledge production for the US Department of Defense". In A. Freedman and P. Medway (eds), Genre and the New Rhetoric. London: Taylor & Francis, 133-145. Van Nostrand, A. D. 1997. Fundable Knowledge: The Marketing ...

Author: Anna Trosborg

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027250896

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 255

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An understanding of genres in communication (written and spoken) is essential to professional success. This volume studies situationally appropriate responses in professional communication in face-to-face interaction and distance communication, from a socio-cognitive point of view. A traditional rhetorical approach does not give much insight in the ways in which genres are embedded in communicative activity or how actors draw upon genre knowledge to perform effectively. However, if genres are considered as embedded in social interaction “as typified forms of typified circumstances”, the rich dynamic aspects of genre knowledge can be disclosed. The chapters deal with genre knowledge in various settings, illustrating the impact of time, place, medium, skills and purpose, and some chapters deal with genre analysis in a broader sense giving ideas for applied genre analysis. The book is of interest to professionals and scholars in communication studies, discourse analysis, and social and cognitive science.

Annual Review of Government Funded R D

First , applied research feasibility of meeting pollution standards knowledge in a different place to its funded by government departments but at acceptable cost before framing origin . In general such programmes will often carried out ...

Author: Great Britain. Cabinet Office


ISBN: STANFORD:36105014742584

Category: Federal aid to research


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Competing with Knowledge

The Information Professional in the Knowledge Management Age Angela Abell, Nigel Oxbrow ... The Office for Science and Technology and Research Councils funded the first stage of the project to create an integrated database of research ...

Author: Angela Abell

Publisher: Facet Publishing

ISBN: 9781856045834

Category: Information literacy

Page: 288

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Knowledge management (KM) is probably the first major management trend to identify information and its management as a crucial element in the success of an organization. In order for information professionals to participate fully in KM initiatives, or to be able to take advantage of the concept to improve the effective application of their skills, both the professionals and management need a good understanding of the KM approach and the information related roles within that framework. This book focuses on the potential role of the information professional in the KM environment and, using plenty of case studies, considers: the knowledge context - creating knowledge based environments in a range of sectors powering information: the role of information skills in KM. Readership: This book will make topical reading not only for those seeking career development through KM but for all information professionals wondering exactly what it is and how it will affect their work. LIS graduates and postgraduates will also be potential readers. Published in association with TFPL Ltd TFPL Ltd have been researching KM since 1996 and have monitored developments in Europe and the USA. They have recently completed an international research project looking at the skills required for the successful implementation of knowledge management.

Innovation Systems and Capabilities in Developing Regions

Overall, in the past three decades, the Government has tried to diffuse the technology from academia or foreign research institutes into the private sector in Taiwan by using Government-funded knowledge brokers (Dodgson et al., ...

Author: Willie Siyanbola

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317116325

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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In today's knowledge-driven world, innovation and innovation systems have become key policy issues. However, the extent of knowledge that is available on these concepts in less developed countries is still relatively low. Much of what we know about innovation theory and systems has come from the developed countries and reflects their world view. This apparent knowledge deficit has major implications for less developed countries. Innovation Systems and Capabilities in Developing Regions adds to the growing body of knowledge on developing countries. The theoretical and empirical case studies presented here advance the notion that, while developing countries may not engage in frontier research, a critical knowledge base upon which these countries compete for global markets is emerging. There is evidence that state and non-state actors are increasingly emphasising policies that sit within the framework of national innovation systems. This book illuminates this shift in policy competence at national levels. The contributions in this volume highlight the need for thorough understanding of the role of diffusion-based innovation linked to technology transfer and acquisition. They also provide empirical evidence on the drivers, dynamics and impact of such innovation in developing economies and the constraints that apply. Contributors also document the application of the innovation system approach in developing countries as well as the build-up and diffusion of technological capabilities within innovation systems. Academics, higher level students, policy makers and practitioners involved with innovation and the economics of technical change, particularly in developing countries, will find this a valuable book.

The Competitiveness of European Industry

This section focuses on one particular part of the knowledge generation side of the total system: the public research infrastructure (the higher education sector, other publicly funded research bodies).



ISBN: UOM:39015053410174

Category: Competition


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Knowledge Networks in the German Bioeconomy

Aiming at fostering the transition towards a sustainable knowledge-based Bioeconomy (SKBBE), the German Federal Government funds joint and single research projects in predefined socially desirable fields as, for instance, in the Bioeconomy.

Author: Kristina Bogner


ISBN: OCLC:1176491166



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Aiming at fostering the transition towards a sustainable knowledge-based Bioeconomy (SKBBE), the German Federal Government funds joint and single research projects in predefined socially desirable fields as, for instance, in the Bioeconomy. To analyse whether this policy intervention actually fosters cooperation and knowledge transfer as intended, researchers have to evaluate the network structure of the resulting R&D network on a regular basis. Using both descriptive statistics and social network analysis, I investigate how the publicly funded R&D network in the German Bioeconomy has developed over the last 30 years and how this development can be assessed from a knowledge diffusion point of view. This study shows that the R&D network in the German Bioeconomy has grown tremendously over time and thereby completely changed its initial structure. While from a traditional perspective the development of the network characteristics in isolation seems harmful to knowledge diffusion, taking into account the reasons for these changes shows a different picture. However, this might only hold for the diffusion of mere techno-economic knowledge. It is questionable whether the artificially generated network structure also is favourable for the diffusion of other types of knowledge, e.g. dedicated knowledge necessary for the transformation towards an SKBBE.

The Gender Effect

As I observed, on one level, the knowledge funded and produced through the Nike Foundation's M&E program informed and was informed by the educational interventions funded by the foundation. That recursion occurred through the young ...

Author: Kathryn Moeller

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520286399

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Introduction : corporatized development -- The Girl Effect as apparatus -- The historical rise of the girl effect -- The spectacle of empowering girls and women -- Searching for third world potential -- Proving the girl effect -- Negotiating corporatized development -- Conclusion : accelerating and freeing the girl effect

Handbook on Complexity and Public Policy

The Brighton project developed as a dialogue between public and voluntary service organizations which took place over the course of 12 months in 2010–11 as part of an ESRC funded knowledge exchange grant.

Author: Robert Geyer

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781782549529

Category: Political Science

Page: 496

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'Over recent years Complexity Science has revealed to us new limits to our possible knowledge and control in social, cultural and economic systems. Instead of supposing that past statistics and patterns will give us predictable outcomes for possible actions, we now know the world is, and will always be, creative and surprising. Continuous structural evolution within such systems may change the mechanisms, descriptors, problems and opportunities, often negating policy aims. We therefore need to redevelop our thinking about interventions, policies and policy making, moving perhaps to a humbler, more 'learning' approach. In this Handbook, leading thinkers in multiple domains set out these new ideas and allow us to understand how these new ideas are changing policymaking and policies in this new era.' - Peter M Allen, Cranfield University, UK

The Capital of the Tycoon

... as well as their knowledge of the applied sciences connected with mechanical industry and arts , they may rightly ... and Manchester , not withstanding all our advantages of funded knowledge and civilization of a higher order - our ...

Author: Sir Rutherford Alcock


ISBN: UIUC:30112047602435

Category: Japan


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KDA approach , the programs that CMHS knowledge to underserved priority is continuing met the following priority ... that did not exist when the new RWC grants awarded in FY 1995 most providers received their initial and were funded .



ISBN: UOM:39015016298112

Category: Alcoholism


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