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A Policy Framework for Developing Knowledge Societies

A Policy Framework for Developing Knowledge Societies
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Author(s): Ravi S. Sharma (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Elaine W.J. Ng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore), Mathias Dharmawirya (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) and Ekundayo M. Samuel (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
Copyright: 2010
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Pages: 24
Source title: International Journal of Knowledge Society Research (IJKSR)
Editor(s)-in-Chief: Miltiadis D. Lytras (Effat University, Saudi Arabia) and Linda Daniela (University of Latvia, Latvia)
DOI: 10.4018/jksr.2010010103

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Abstract

In this article, the authors explore the definition of a knowledge society and why such a society is desirable in the development of nations. First, this paper reviews the literature on knowledge societies and notes a gap in qualitative approaches which are amenable for framing development knowledge policies. The authors then describe a conceptual framework that depicts a knowledge society in terms of 13 dimensions that span infrastructure, governance, human capital and culture. This framework is validated with published proxy indicators from reputable sources such as the United Nations and the World Bank. In a field exercise, this paper determines the usability of the framework for policy discussion using Singapore, Nigeria, the United States and the United Arab Emirates as the foci of our analysis. The authors conclude by suggesting that such a qualitative framework is useful for policy-makers and other stake-holders to understand that the evolution to a knowledge society is a journey that requires benchmarks, environmental intelligence and an emphasis on the tacit structure of knowledge for sustainable advantage.

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