Regional Knowledge Maps - Potentials and Challenges

Montserrat Garcia-Alsina, Christian Wartena, Sönke Lieberam-Schmidt


Regional knowledge map is a tool recently demanded by some actors in an institutional level to help regional policy and innovation in a territory. Besides, knowledge maps facilitate the interaction between the actors of a territory and the collective learning. This paper reports the work in progress of a research project which objective is to define a methodology to efficiently design territorial knowledge maps, by extracting information of big volumes of data contained in diverse sources of information related to a region. Knowledge maps facilitate management of the intellectual capital in organisations. This paper investigates the value to apply this tool to a territorial region to manage the structures, infrastructures and the resources to enable regional innovation and regional development. Their design involves the identification of information sources that are required to find which knowledge is located in a territory, which actors are involved in innovation, and which is the context to develop this innovation (structures, infrastructures, resources and social capital). This paper summarizes the theoretical background and framework for the design of a methodology for the construction of knowledge maps, and gives an overview of the main challenges for the design of regional knowledge maps.


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Paper Citation

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Garcia-Alsina M., Wartena C. and Lieberam-Schmidt S. (2013). Regional Knowledge Maps - Potentials and Challenges . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013) ISBN 978-989-8565-75-4, pages 514-519. DOI: 10.5220/0004627105140519

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author={Montserrat Garcia-Alsina and Christian Wartena and Sönke Lieberam-Schmidt},
title={Regional Knowledge Maps - Potentials and Challenges},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)},

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JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval and the International Conference on Knowledge Management and Information Sharing - Volume 1: KMIS, (IC3K 2013)
TI - Regional Knowledge Maps - Potentials and Challenges
SN - 978-989-8565-75-4
AU - Garcia-Alsina M.
AU - Wartena C.
AU - Lieberam-Schmidt S.
PY - 2013
SP - 514
EP - 519
DO - 10.5220/0004627105140519