Knowledge Cities: Approaches, Experiences, and Perspectives

Knowledge Cities: Approaches, Experiences, and Perspectives

By: Francisco Carrillo (editor)Paperback

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Knowledge Cities are cities that possess an economy driven by high value-added exports created through research, technology, and brainpower. In other words, these are cities in which both the private and the public sectors value knowledge, nurture knowledge, spend money on supporting knowledge dissemination and discovery (ie learning and innovation) and harness knowledge to create products and services that add value and create wealth. Currently there are 65 urban development programs worldwide formally designated as "knowledge cities." Knowledge-based cities fall under a new area of academic research entitled Knowledge-Based Development, which brings together research in urban development and urban studies and planning with knowledge management and intellectual capital. In this book, Francisco Javier Carillo of the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM) brings together a group of distinguished scholars to outline the theory, development, and realities of knowledge cities. Based on knowledge-based development, the book shows how knowledge can be and is placed at the center of city planning and economic development to enable knowledge flows and innovation to provide a sustainable environment for high value-added products and services.

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Scientist and consultant devoted to Knowledge Systems and Knowledge Management (KM) since 1981 when he published his first book on the subject (El Comportamiento Cientifico -"Scientific Behaviour", Mexico: Limusa-Wiley). He is professor of KM at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (, where he founded the Center for Knowledge Systems ( in 1992. His main interests are knowledge-based business creation and development, knowledge systems audit and the contribution of knowledge to global deveopment. He has developed a KM Model (Capital Systems) which has been applied in nearly a hundred consultancy projects in several countries. Based on this experience and related R&D, he and his colleagues at CKS developed in 1998 the ITESM graduate KM curriculum program, one the most comprehensive KM educational offerings available. He holds a Ph.D. in Psychology of Science and Technology from King's College, London, an M.Sc. in Logic and Scientific Method from the London School of Economics and a M.Sc, in Experimental Analysis of Behavior from UNAM, Mexico. He is on the Boards of several international KM and related organizations, such as The Knowledge Management Consortium International (USA), The Journal of Knowledge Management (UK), Knowledge and Innovation: The KMCI Journal (US), The Learning Organization Journal (UK), KMCI Press (USA), The Research Center on Knowledge Societies (Madrid), The CORGA Network (Venezuela), the MIK-KM Program (Basque Country) and The Entovation 100 (USA). He is Chariman of the Entovation Group/Alliance, President of Mexico's ADIAT's KM Commission (, and has been Vice President of the KMCI-Institute ( He acted as guest editor for the Journal of Knowledge Management special issues on Knowledge Based Development (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2002) and Knowledge Based Development II: Knowledge Cities (Vol. 8, No. 5, 2004). He is Founder and Chairman of The World Capital Institute (www.worldcapitalin


i Title page ii Table of Contents iii List of Contributors iv Epigraph From Italo Calvino's The Invisible Cities v Introduction I. Approaches 1 Kostas Ergazakis, Kostas Metaxiotis, and John Psarras- An Emerging Pattern of Successful Knowledge Cities; Main Features Institute of Communications & Computer Systems, National Technical University of Athens, Greece 2 Samuel David Martinez- A Comparative Framework for Knowledge Cities; Department of Computer Sciences, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 3 Christian W. Matthiessen*, Annette W. Schwarz and Soren Find- Global Research Centres: An analysis based on bibliometric indicators; *National Committee of Geography, Denmark 4 Javier Carrillo- A Taxonomy of Urban Capital; The World Capital Institute 5 Leif Edvinsson- K-City and Society Entrepreneurship for Intellectual Capital Growth; Universal Networking Intellectual Capital, Sweden 6 Pedro Flores- Implementation of the Capital System for a Knowledge City; Center for Knowledge Systems, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico II. Experiences 7 Caroline WONG*, Chong Ju Choi, and Carla C.J.M. Millar- The Case of Singapore as a Knowledge-Based City; *National Graduate School of Management, Australia National University, Australia 8 Jon Azua- Bilbao: from the Guggenheim to the Knowledge City; Chairman, Enovatinglab 9 Maya Levin-Sagi*, Edna Pasher, and Hanah Hertzman Holon- Transition into City of Children; Edna Pasher and Associates, Israel 10 Blanca Garcia- UniverCities: Innovation and Social capital in Greater Manchester; Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester, UK 11 Jay Chatzkel- Greater Phoenix as a Knowledge Capital; Progressive Practices, Phoenix, USA 12 Javier Carrillo- A Capital System for Monterrey; The World Capital Institute 13 Karmen Jelcic- Rijeka: Increasing Efficiency of Intellectual Capital in City Owned Companies; Intellectual Capital Center, Zagreb, Croatia 14 Raphaele Bidault-Waddington- An experimental aesthetic audit of a city within a city: the case of Christiania; Laboratoire d'Ingenierie d'Idees (LII), Paris, France III. Perspectives 15 Stephen Chen- How much does urban location matter? A comparison of three science parks in China; National Graduate School of Management, Australia National University, Australia 16 Luis Rubalcaba* and Luis Garrido- Urban concentration of European business services and the role of regional policies; *President of the European Network of Services Research 17 Jan Lambooy- Knowledge Dissemination and Innovation in Urban Regions: An Evolutionary Perspective; Univerty of Amsterdam / University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 18 America Martinez- Knowledge Citizens: A Competence Profile Center for Knowledge Systems; Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico 19 Ron Dvir- Knowledge City, seen as a Collage of Human Knowledge Moments Innovation Ecology; Pardesiya, Israel 20 Javier Carrillo- Reconstructing Urban Experience; The World Capital Institute

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/12/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780750679411
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 308
  • ID: 9780750679411
  • weight: 510
  • ISBN10: 0750679417

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