Ulrich Schmitt

Ulrich Schmitt
Stellenbosch University | SUN · Business School

PhD, MSc, PGCert, Dipl.-Ing.
Professor at Stellenbosch Business School, Founder of Start-up 'Knowcations' @ La Plage Factory, Port Louis, Mauritius

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Professional Career: IT and Management Consultant in London and Basle, Professor and Vice President at two Independent Universities in Germany, Vice Rector (Polytechnic Namibia), Dean of the Graduate School (University Botswana), and Professor Extraordinaire (University Stellenbosch). Studies: Management and Industrial Engineering (TU Berlin & Cranfield University), PhD (Basle University), and Science and Research Management (Speyer University). Bio: www.linkedin.com/pub/ulli-schmitt/51/42a/568 Scopus: www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7006974138

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Open Access in mdpi's Journal Entropy Entropy, 22(2), 169 (2020c): https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/22/2/169. The envisioned embracing of thriving knowledge societies is increasingly compromised by threatening perceptions of information overload and attention poverty, opportunity divides and career fears. This paper traces the roots of these symptoms...
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Proposing a major (though envisaged synergetic) shift in the knowledge management (KM) paradigm needs to convince a skeptical audience. This article attempts such feat and motivates its conceptual considerations by fusing a wide scope of theoretical KM-related foundations in response to current KM unsustainabilities and emerging enabling technologi...
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2021b published in ‘Sustainability’ Special Issue “Designing Artifacts/Tools for Increasing Sustainability”: This article expands on design science research (DSR) publications which—based on current knowledge management systems (KM/KMS) and practices—are conceptualizing and prototyping a novel more generative and knowledge-worker-centric approach...
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(2022c) Aim/Purpose: Developing Digital Platform Ecosystems (DPE) to transform conventional Knowledge Management Systems (KM/KMS) scenarios promises significant benefits for individuals, institutions, as well as emerging knowledge economies. Background: The academic entrepreneurship project presented is aiming for such a KMS-DPE configuration. Havi...
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(2022b) The integration of knowledge management (KM) and KM systems (KMS) within the ISO 9001:2015 and 30401:2018 standards, adds further legitimacy to KMS research, design, and applications. By allowing to prioritize one’s KMS approach of choice, the standards are meant to offer a common language to present an organization’s KMS comprehensively an...
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Knowledge Management System Innovation: From Nonaka’s Conventional SECI/Ba Cycle to SICEE Model and from Academic Design Science Research to Start-up. (2022d) POSTER: SUMMARY Goal: Introducing a major (though envisaged synergetic) shift in the knowledge management (KM) paradigm needs to convince a sceptical audience. This poster attempts such a fe...
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Purpose In further conceptualizing a novel generative knowledge management system (KM/KMS), this paper aims to focus on identifying and mitigating the risks related to its envisaged scaling from a prototype to an application with a rapidly growing user base. Design/methodology/approach It follows up on prior publications using design science resea...
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Journal of Digital Innovation for Humanity, Vol.1 (2020), pp. 093-110. Open Access: https://www.indire.net/Articles/Article502-2.pdf Aim/Purpose: This year marks the 75th anniversary of an article titled ‘As we may think’. It envisioned the ‘Memex’ as a personal device affording the productive use of the accumulated human knowledge. It also allowed...
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This peer-reviewed Article is a re-structured and expanded version of an InSite-2000 conference paper by the same authors titled: "Entropy, Generativity, and Rugged Fitness Landscapes as the Means to Rationalize a Paradigm Shift in Knowledge Management" (https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342365773). Aim/Purpose: As traditional Knowledge Man...
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Open Access (IJMO) presented: 8th International Conference on System Modeling and Optimization, (ISCMO), Barcelona, Spain, February 12-15, 2020, (2020b). The predicted embracing of thriving knowledge societies is increasingly compromised by threatening perceptions of information overload and attention poverty, opportunity divides and career uncerta...
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Aim/Purpose: While traditional Knowledge Management (KM) continues to neglect the self-interests of knowledge workers as well as generative innovation potentials , it also seems unable to respond to rising complexities, opportunity divides , and entropies. This article follows up on a decentralized KM system-in-progress with a specific focus on how...
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Accepted extended abstract to be presented at the Business Systems Laboratory - 7th International Symposium: Socio-Economic Ecosystems, January 22-24, 2020, Alicante, Spain: The predicted embracing of thriving knowledge societies is increasingly compromised by threatening perceptions of information overload and attention poverty, opportunity divide...
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The Electronic Journal of Knowledge Management (EJKM), 7(2), 114-130 (2019c) www.ejkm.com/issue/download.html?idArticle=876. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is envisaged as a decentralizing Knowledge Management (KM) revolution and as a vital educational concern. The objective of a current design science research (DSR) undertaking is, thus, the...
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Open-Access available at https://doi.org/10.1108/K-03-2019-0215 Purpose – The future trajectory of Knowledge Management Systems forms a vital part of the KM discourse. This article utilizes the psycho-social notion of generativity which recently stimulated contributions in technology and innovation, and places it at the center of a holistic system...
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[2019f] Personal Learning Environments (PLE) describe collections of interoperating applications meant to facilitate intelligent personalization of learning and to render innovative education content more motivational for the learner. The paper responds to recent PLE research recommendations calling for supporting cases, design and implementation s...
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A Personal Knowledge Management (KM) concept and prototype-under-development aim at departing from the centralized institutional solutions and at strengthening individuals’ sovereignty and collaborations, not at the expense of Organizational KM Systems but rather as the means to foster a fruitful co-evolution. As a follow-up on integrating the nove...
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[2019b] to be presented at Informing Science + IT Education Conferences (InSITE2019), Jul 1-4, 2019, Jerusalem, Israel Aim/Purpose: In a world of rapidly expanding complexity and exponentially increasing data availability, IT-based knowledge management tools will be needed to manage and curate available information. This paper looks at a particular...
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Extended abstract only available at: http://bslab-symposium.net/Pavia-2019/BSLAB-%20Book%20of%20Abstract-Pavia-2019.pdf Led to invitation to contribute to special issue of kybernetes: Designing Decentralized Knowledge Management Systems to Effectuate Individual and Collective Generative Capacities (2019f) available at: Kybernetes, Vol. ahead-of-p...
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[2018d] (proceedings available from http://academic-bookshop.com/shop/search.php?pageid=2351980&q=icickm) Abstract: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is envisaged as a decentralizing Knowledge Management (KM) revolution and as a vital educational concern. The objective of a current design science research (DSR) undertaking is, thus, the conceptua...
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(see data file below or http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/RG.2.2.21266.35524) Feedback from site visitors and conference audiences have requested advice regarding the logical sequence and/or thematic focus of the PKM-related articles and papers. On ResearchGate (RG), I have subdivided the undertaking into two projects: ‘PKM Concept and System Knowcations'...
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[2018c] Issues in Informing Science and Information Technology • Volume 15 • 2018 • pp. 125-144 open access: https://doi.org/10.28945/4017 (to be presented at InSITE 2018: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Jun 22 - 29 2018) Aim/Purpose: The proposed Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) for Empowerment (PKM4E) Framework expands on the not...
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[2018b] (Published as Open Access http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/3/839) The objective of a current design science research (DSR) undertaking is responding to the call for a decentralizing Knowledge Management (KM) revolution by conceptualizing a Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) system. The rationale is rooted in today’s accelerating informatio...
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[2018a) (access via http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2393957517739773, Extended version of [2016k] Strengthening SMEs Impact and Sustainability with the Support of PKM Systems and Concepts, IEF Venice, www.researchgate.net/publication/308886765) Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a decentralizing revolution and as...
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[2017h] https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1036568/m2/1/high_res_d/Ulrich_Schmitt.pdf (extended version in [2018c]: Proceedings of InSITE 2018: Informing Science + IT Education Conferences: Jun 22 - 29 2018, La Verne, California, United States) Although many powerful applications are able to locate vast amounts of digital information,...
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[2017g] (Presented at the 9th International Conference on Computational Collective Intelligence (ICCCI), Sep 27-29, 2017, Nicosia, Cyprus, published at https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-67074-4_1) Although many powerful applications are able to locate vast amounts of digital information, effective tools for selecting, structuring,...
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[2017f] (waiting for proceedings to be published) The paper actualizes and further develops a novel Personal Knowledge Management Concept and System-in-progress in light of recent research findings and methodological contributions in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation. As such, it bridges the gaps between conceptualization, empirical an...
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[2017e] As one of the key drivers of the Information Age, the World Wide Web (of documents) affords its users to disseminate their knowledge and opinions and to interrelate on a global scale. In a Knowledge Age, this wealth of resources could be far better utilized, if distinct items contained would relate to others and if the meanings of it would...
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[2017c] (published in ICEL 2017 Proceedings: https://books.google.com.np/books?id=2R8zDwAAQBAJ) Many powerful technologies exist to locate vast amounts of digital information, but effective tools for selecting, structuring, personalizing, and making sense of the digital resources available to us are lacking. Accordingly, the opportunity divides for...
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[2017d revised & extended] Aim/Purpose: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a crucial tool for the growing creative class of knowledge workers, but adequate technological solutions have not been forthcoming. Background: Based on former affordance-related publications (primarily concerned with communication, community-buildin...
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[2017a] (see CEUR Workshop Proceedings (CEUR-WS), pp.62-77, available at http://ceur-ws.org/Vol-1821/ or http://wm2017.aifb.kit.edu/WM2017_Proceedings.pdf) Failures of Knowledge Management (KM) Projects are largely blamed for an overemphasis of IT and a knowledge-as-a-resource approach. Experience Management (EM) suggests a more process-oriented fo...
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[2017b] Keynote Presentation: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a decentralizing KM revolution and as the most important educational concern. PKM’s root objective aims for highly knowledgeable individuals acting competently and effectively in their daily lives, as part of the workforce, and as public citizens. Since the futu...
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[2017b Poster] (17MB png-file, 17055x9470 pixels) supporting Key Note Presentation ’The Innovations and Disruptions of a Decentralizing (Personal) KM Revolution’ - Details published in: Schmitt, U. (2017g). Mapping the Territory for a Knowledge-based System. In: Computational Collective Intelligence (9th International Conference, ICCCI 2017, Nicosi...
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[2017d] (This Proceedings paper was revised and published in Informing Science: the International Journal of an Emerging Transdiscipline (InformingSciJ)) Aim/Purpose: Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a crucial tool for the growing creative class of knowledge workers, but adequate technological solutions have not been forthc...
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[2016k] (in www.essex.ac.uk/conferences/ief/documents/15th/conference_proceedings_vol2.pdf; extended version published in [2018a]: Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Economies (JEIEE) 2018, Vol 4, Issue 1, pp. 1-21, https://doi.org/10.1177/2393957517739773) Extended version published as: Supporting the Sustainable Growth of SMEs...
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[2016j] Extended conference paper "Design Science Research Championing Personal Knowledge Management System Development" [2016e] available at http://www.inform.nu/Articles/Vol19/ISJv19p345-379Schmitt2355.pdf: The article presents Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as an overdue individualized as well as a collaborative approach for knowledge work...
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[2016h] Recent suggestions urge advancing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) to provide the overdue support tools for individuals in the envisaged Knowledge Societies. To point out essential issues to be addressed, the paper proposes a PKM for Development (PKM4D) framework as a substantial extension of a current framework focusing on ICT4D (Inform...
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[2016i] Paper Presentation - Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a decentralizing revolution and as the most important educational concern. PKM’s root objective aims for highly knowledgeable individuals acting competently and effectively in their daily lives, as part of the workforce, and as public citizens. Realizing such a v...
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[2016f] (Presented at at Smart Digital Futures (KES SEEL 2016), June 15-17, 2016, Tenerife, Spain) Knowledge Management (KM) Education is supposed to provide the key opportunities for the 21st century knowledge societies, but Bedford’s recent survey results highlight the immaturity in this endeavor. In order to rectify the situation, current top-do...
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[2016e] (http://www.informingscience.org/Publications/3410) (extended version in [2016j]: (2016j) Design science research for personal knowledge management system development - revisited. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308345425) Knowledge Management (KM) is governed by an ill-structured mishmash of complementing as well as conflicting in...
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[2016d] (Publisher's Version at http://ijmar.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.286/prod.16) Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a crucial tool for the growing creative class of knowledge workers, but adequate technological solutions have not been forthcoming. The novel concept and PKM System, introduced in a series of prior publicat...
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[2016c] (Publisher Version see http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-19090-7_19) The first generation of Organizational Knowledge Management (OKM) focused on the capturing, storing, and reusing of existing knowledge. To be classed as second generation, systems need to facilitate the creation of new knowledge and innovation which requi...
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[2016a] (Publisher Version see http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-27478-2_29) Recent papers based on a prototype-in-progress focused on advancing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as the next generation of Knowledge Management Systems (KMS). Based on assumptions of autonomous capacities engaged in creative conversation, the perso...
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[2016b] (Publisher Version see http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-27478-2_28) “Just as computer science underwent a revolution in the 1980s with the wide-spread use of personal computers, it is possible that Knowledge Management (KM) will in the twenty-first century experience a decentralizing revolution that gives more power and a...
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[2015f] Preprint download; final see http://www.worldscientific.com/doi/abs/10.1142/S0219649215500306 Over more than a decade, KM thinkers have been pondering over the need for a new chapter in the evolutionary history of Knowledge Management (KM). Will it just be a re-generation based on the integration and new alignment of the numerous metaphors...
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[2015i] Over the past two years, the ongoing development of a Concept and Prototype for Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been accompanied by a series of papers. They focused on furnishing Knowledge Workers with the career support they so badly need and on managing Personal Knowledge for the Creative Class Economy. They explored PKM devices’...
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Feedback from some visitors to this site requested advice regarding the logical sequence and/or thematic focus of the articles and papers. The Table included provides short abstracts of the papers and articles published, accepted, or currently under review presented in six thematic clusters. I trust it will provide some navigational guidance. Enjoy...
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[2015j] Presented paper subsequently integrated in [2016j]: Design science research for personal knowledge management system development - revisited. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/308345425) Over the past two years, the ongoing development of a novel personal Knowledge Management (KM) Concept and System has been accompanied by a series o...
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[2015k] Presentation subsequently integrated in [2016f]: Redefining Knowledge Management Education with the Support of PKM Devices. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/292963777. Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) has been envisaged as a decentralizing revolution and as the most important educational concern. PKM’s root objective aims for high...
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[2015g] Knowledge Management, as PCs in the 1980s, is envisioned to experience a decentralizing revolution that gives more power and autonomy to individuals and self-organized groups. Based on prior papers recently published by the author and a proposed Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Concept and Prototype System, the paper explores the scenari...
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[2015h] Special Issue: Invited Papers of the Plenary Keynote Speakers at WMSCI/IMCIC 2015 and their collocated events. http://www.iiisci.org/journal/sci/issue.asp?is=ISS1506 As drivers of human civilization, Knowledge Management (KM) processes have co-evolved in line with General-Purpose-Technologies (GPT), such as writing, printing, and informatio...
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[2015d] The paper introduces a novel Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Concept and prototype system. Their objective is to aid life-long-learning, resourcefulness, creativity, and teamwork of individuals throughout their academic and professional life and as contributors and beneficiaries of organizational and societal performance. Such a scope o...
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[2015e] (Paper presented at the Conference of the International Journal of Arts and Sciences (IJAS), October 28-31, 2014, Rome, Italy [2014j]) Recent papers argue for advancing autonomous Personal Knowledge Management Systems (PKMS) which also enable their users to engage in cloud-based creative conversations. This shift from centralized organizati...
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[2015d] (http://www.informingscience.org/Publications/2161?Search=schmitt) The paper introduces a novel Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) concept and prototype system. The system’s objective is to aid life-long-learning, resourcefulness, creativity, and teamwork of individuals throughout their academic and professional life and as contributors an...
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[2015c] (Published as [2015i]: Towards a World Heritage of Memes Repository for Tracing Ideas, Tailoring Knowledge Assets and Tackling Opportunity Divides: Supporting a Novel Personal Knowledge Management Concept, 2015i, http://www.researchgate.net/publication/277469690) Over the past two years, the ongoing development of a Concept and Prototype fo...
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[2015b] (Published as [2016d]: Tools for Exploration and Exploitation Capability: Towards a Co-evolution of Organizational and Personal Knowledge Management Systems, http://www.researchgate.net/publication/282852429) A series of papers introduced a novel meme and cloud-based concept for Personal Knowledge Management supported by a prototype system....
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[2015a] (Published as [2016a]: Personal knowledge management for development (PKM4D) framework and its application for people empowerment. http://www.researchgate.net/publication/304743084) Recent suggestions urge advancing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) to provide the overdue support tools for individuals in the envisaged Knowledge Societies....
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[2014k] Recent suggestions urge advancing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) to provide over-due support to knowledge workers for mastering the ever-increasing information abundance, the changing spheres of work, and the needs for self-development and e-collaboration. Based on assumptions of autonomous capacities engaged in creative conversation,...
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[2014m] (Extended Version published in Springer AISC http://www.researchgate.net/publication/278027532) “Just as computer science underwent a revolution in the 1980s with the wide-spread use of personal computers, it is possible that Knowledge Management (KM) will in the twenty-first century experience a decentralizing revolution that gives more po...
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[2014l] (Extended Version published in Springer AISC http://www.researchgate.net/publication/278027220) Recent papers based on a prototype-in-progress focused on advancing Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) as the next generation of Knowledge Management Systems (KMS). Based on assumptions of autonomous capacities engaged in creative conversation,...
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[2014h] Just like the personal computer revolution, it is possible that Knowledge Management (KM) will in the 21st century experience a decentralizing revolution that gives more power and autonomy to individuals and self-organized groups. Seven decades after Vannevar Bush’s still unfulfilled vision of the Memex. Levy’s scenario stresses the dire ne...
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[2014f] Purpose - Recently, suggestions to advance Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) have been voiced in order to provide the missing support tools for the rising Creative Class. Based on the assumption of autonomous capacities and nourished by the creative conversation of many individuals' PKM devices, the systems are supposed to support the not...
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[2014g] Recently, suggestions to advance Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) have been voiced in order to provide overdue support tools for knowledge workers in the rising creative class and knowledge societies. Based on the assumption of autonomous capacities and nourished by the creative conversation of many individuals' PKM devices, the systems...
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[2014e] Recent suggestions urge advancing Personal Knowledge Management to provide knowledge workers with overdue support for aiding life-long-learning, resourcefulness, creativity, and team-work throughout their academic and professional life and as contributors and beneficiaries of organizational performance. Based on assumptions of autonomous ca...
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[2014d] The changing spheres of work demand innovative responses for the self-development of the growing creative class, but institutions seem to be unable to rethink themselves fast enough for these 21st century challenges. The question arises: ‘How can the emerging knowledge societies and knowledge workers be better served?’ The author argues fo...
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[2014c] The overall performance and viability of societies and organizations result from innumerable small actions by individuals. In a society with broad personal competences, decision-making everywhere will maximize personal goals, provide effective public agencies and governance, make commerce and industry competitive, and ensure that personal a...
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[2014b] The changing spheres of work demand innovative responses for the self-development of the growing creative class, but institutions seem to be unable to rethink themselves fast enough for these 21st century challenges. The question arises: ‘How can the emerging knowledge societies and knowledge workers be better served?’ The paper looks at hu...
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[2014a] As a valuable resource for social transformation and people empowerment, the level of knowledge available and accessible directly relates to a sustainable development agenda, but numerous constraints have impeded the potential and possibility for many developing countries to become significant creators and owners of knowledge. However, prog...
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[2013g] (Extended Version published in Springer AISC http://www.researchgate.net/publication/273143388) The first generation of Organizational Knowledge Management (OKM) focused on the capturing, storing, and reusing of existing knowledge. To be classed as second generation, systems need to facilitate the creation of new knowledge and innovation wh...
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[2013f] As a valuable resource for social transformation and people empowerment, the level of knowledge available and accessible directly relates to a sustainable development agenda. While the innovations and widespread diffusion of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are substantially improving the possibility and potential for many dev...
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[2013e] The changing spheres of work demand innovative responses for the self-development and self-actualisation of the growing creative class. For Knowledge Societies to succeed, Leadership has to incorporate effective stewardship of one’s own and one’s mentees’ careers, capabilities, values, and capitals, but institutions seem to be unable to ret...
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[2013d] The poster introduces an innovative approach to PKM with a focus on supporting lifelong learning, resourcefulness, creativity, and teamwork of individuals throughout their academic and professional life and their role as contributors and beneficiaries of organizational performance. The system-in-progress adopts the concept of memes (Dawkins...
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[2013c] While some are already announcing the dawn of the sixth Kondratieff cycle with a focus on health care, environmental and bio-/nanotechnologies, the departure from the fifth cycle widely attributed to Information and Communication Technologies and Knowledge seems to be premature since so many tasks deemed essential are still incomplete. Over...
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[2013b] Poster accompanying the paper with the same name. Download: https://f4c8f7ff-a-c7903557-s-sites.googlegroups.com/a/knowcations.net/pkm/publications/f1A%20Schmitt%20201306b%20ICEL%20ACPI%20Cape%20Town%20-%20Knowcations%20A%20Meme-based%20PKM%20System-in-Progress%206.4MB%20%284140x3161%29%20Poster.jpg?attachauth=ANoY7cpnKxauugPR5yZP0ZxXU8RQpR...
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[2013b] The short paper and poster introduces Knowcations®, an innovative approach to Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) which stands for a concept and support-system-in-work to aid teamwork, life-long-learning, resourcefulness, and creativity of individuals throughout their academic and professional life and as contributors and beneficiaries of o...
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[2012] During the author's PhD studies in the early 90s, an idea originated for a database system (DBS) supporting Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). Since then, a prototype has been continuously expanded to integrate additional uses and functionalities. However, the development platforms available at the time were not conducive to allow for the...
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Reprint: August 31, 2015 ISBN: 9783486805765 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783486805765 Dieses Handbuch ist angesichts wachsender Herausforderungen auf globalen Märkten als "Werkzeugkasten" konzipiert für die aktive Mitwirkung von Ingenieuren und Informatikern an der Gestaltung des Wandels zur Existenzsicherung ihrer Unternehmen. Mit dieser Zielse...
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The aim of strategic management is to create and sustain competitive advantage. Based on a thorough investigation of company and environment, internal strengths and weaknesses, external opportunities and threats have to be identified. The subsequent evaluation determines the key success factors and problem areas. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10...
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The lack of capable tools to support the configuration of quantitative planning models for strategic management has motivated the development of Meta-Planner. The following chapter discusses the quantitative planning process and the importance of the underlying model design. It presents a methodology to guide the meta-planning activities of the mod...
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The technical requirements of the methodology introduced can be summarised as follows: In supplying a conceptual framework to handle case-specific segments, variables and informants by incorporating established strategic segmentation concepts, the prototype has to offer reliable database management facilities and a comfortable user interface for t...
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“Problem solving has to be supported by as many useful methods as possible, even if they originate from far-removed disciplines and do not correspond to the traditional way of thinking” [HUER81 8]. To fill this statement with substance, Hürlimann published a systematic inventory of more than 3000 problem solving methods.
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Planning is a systematic-methodical approach for understanding and solving prospective problems. The main characteristics are its concern about information and future constellations, the rational rather than intuitive manner, the intention to structure and design and its process-orientation. Motivated by the ambition to secure effectiveness or effi...
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An information system is an arrangement of components (people, activities, data, networks, technology) that are integrated for the purpose of supporting and improving the day-to-day operations in a business, as well as fulfilling the problem-solving and decision-making information needs of business managers [WHIT94 39]. They provide different level...
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Meta-Planner is a knowledge based system rooted in the generic category of construction. Since there is no pre-determined construction plan for the model layout and initially no discriminations against any constellations, its objective is to support a corporate planner or management consultant (1) to select, parametrize and assemble basic planning...
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Serving Communities with 
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Personal & Collaborative Contexts by building the leading Community Platform for Knowledge Co-Creation. (see also: www.linkedin.com/company/knowcations) Value Propositions: Facilitating to navigate the Knowledge Worlds as Personal Travel Companion: - By building on your own captured Content, systemically. - By co-creating new Insights with Community, sustainably. - By leaving Footprints in human Knowledge Heritage, traceably. - By serving to drive collective Performances, mutually beneficiary. Knowcations® business plan has been approved by the Economic Development Board of Mauritius (EDP) under the ‘Investor for innovative start-ups’ scheme. Its aim is to realize a novel digital Community Platform for Knowledge Co-Creation by following up on the founder’s extensive design science research. Knowcations® initially operates as incorporated company in the incubation phase at the Africa Tech Business Incubator of La Plage Factory Ltd (Port Louis) which is accredited by the National SME Incubator Scheme under the aegis of Mauritius Research and innovation Council (MRIC).
Archived project
The PKM concept covers a multitude of renowned KM methodologies and practices; what might have appeared initially as difficult to reconcile or at odds (e.g. KM’s objectives, philosophies, and methods) has been integrated for serving an overarching PKM system architecture. Accordingly, the over thirty publications have been pitched at envisaged face-to-face and e-learning KM course modules, are already part of the PKMS knowledge repository and are about to be aligned to an established Learning Management System. The KM-relevant content gathered allows for KM education in a transparent and coherent manner, including the rationale for how and why some of the original methods had to be adjusted, extended, re-purposed, or merged.
Project
Since 2012, the journal articles, conference papers, posters, demonstrations, and tutorials focus on a novel concept for a ‘Next Generation’ Personal Knowledge Management System (PKMS). A supporting prototype has been continuously expanded over the years and been used personally for career support as a management consultant, scholar, professor, and academic manager. Recent advances in development and hosting platforms have now provided an opportunity for innovation and its conversion and advancement into a marketable application trademarked 'Knowcations®'. Two face-to-face courses and an e-learning concept for Knowledge Management aimed at Higher Education and Professional Training are also in progress. By integrating a few hundreds of renowned KM models, theories, and practices, the educational merit is based on a comprehensive coverage of personal and organizational knowledge management activities and their respective issues, presented not as a disparate piece-meal collection, but as a coherent practice based on sound methodologies ready to be applied for one's utility and supported by the PKMS.