Zoltan Baracskai

Zoltan Baracskai
Széchenyi István University, Gyor

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Introduction
Zoltan Baracskai currently works at Széchenyi István University, Gyor. Their current project is 'Transdisciplinary doctoral scchool'.
Additional affiliations
November 2016 - present
Széchenyi István University, Gyor
Position
  • supervisor
Description
  • Zoltán teaching at several universities in Hungary, Croatia, Bosnian and Romania. His interest is focused on decision making. He developed the Doctus knowledge-based system shell
September 2015 - February 2016
Babeş-Bolyai University
Position
  • Professor
September 2004 - June 2012
University of Zagreb
Position
  • Professor
Education
September 1979 - April 1983
University of Novi Sad
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (97)
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Professional ice hockey provides a great environment for studying the antifragile behaviour of teams because of publicly available results and statistics. This study examines three-goal events in which a team gave up a goal but responded by scoring two goals. Thirty-four ice hockey games are studied from the last ten seasons of the Hungarian first...
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The cluster organization was a newly emerging form of the association in the last decades of the twentieth century. Globalization, the high pressure on financial efficiency, cost reduction, and the development of remote communication were the primary factors that encouraged the development of the clusters. Today this became a new normal of the inte...
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The employees’ behavioral patterns are sensitive “bottleneck points" for most organizations. All aspects of employee behavior were investigated in literature in several contexts, we consider it from a different perspective (Vvenhardt et al., 2020; Mura et al., 2019). We connect performance and employee behavior to the cognition of human behavior, h...
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Sole proprietors represent one of the major factors in Croatia's economic development and the performance of proprietorship activities in the Republic of Croatia is regulated by the Sole Proprietorship Act. Unlike starting a company, the legal requirements for starting a sole proprietorship are somewhat simple, which makes this one of the entrepren...
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It is an important economic and social issue for universities to provide value for their communities by seeking and maintaining partnerships with local firms. This paper analyses institutions of different national economies. It systematises the differences and similarities in the communication of universities aiming to partnering. To this end, we p...
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Counterurbanization, rural in-migrant trend studies rarely focus on the individual decision-making process. This paper studies the mindset patterns and frames the decision to select organic farming as a next career. We aimed to deepen our understanding of the complex reasoning that motivates newcomers to choose organic farming on a personal level....
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Steven Pinker wrote in the introduction to one of his books that every idea in the book may turn out to be wrong, but that would be progress, because our old ideas were too vapid to be wrong. In this essay we are also trying to understand which the right question is. We are looking for a question for which we do not have to look for a single correc...
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Van az egyetemitanár-palántáról egy elképzelés, amelyben a pazar viták műhelyének azt tekintik, ahol a tudós munkálkodik. Sehogy sem tudom rávenni magam, hogy elhiggyem, évente néhánymillió földhözragadt (talán tisztességesebb lenne azt mondani: Földhöz ragasztott) marginális mérés alapján készült közleményben meg van írva a jobb világ.
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The quest for knowledge and understanding is as old, if not older, than humanity itself, and has evolved along with human culture and civilization. Abstract language, an ability seemingly unique to our species, is our main tool for forming models and maps of the world, and the development of language has shaped and been shaped by our understanding...
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Our study on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) literature reveales different gaps. The key questions here are: Is CSR ready for understanding? What are the gaps in CSR liretaure reviews? A literaure synthesis shows the heterogeneity of definitions, theories, and approaches of CSR. However, our study had some limitations in terms of time allocat...
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The response of universities to the regional needs has been most explicitly developed in the area of research and innovation. The growth of public-private research collaboration has created a demand for information for decision making, suggesting a set of different indicators able to describe the current trends and outcomes of university-industry c...
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Due to the big picture of the impact of Artificial Intelligence, we would like to present the possible scenarios of future workplaces and economies. Though it is impossible to make exact predictions of how the future workplaces will look like, it is inevitable to consider the scenarios of how the working life and economies might change. Through a c...
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The general approach to individual performance has dynamically changed and evolved in the sociological and psychological literature over the last few decades. Earlier, practitioners in Human Resource Management had often been led to misguided or improper interpretations of employee performance, and companies only considered the measurable employee...
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Our research focuses on a delicate but urgent issue concerning the need for radical changes in learning styles for the future of education and knowledge management. Digital immigrant teachers will be retiring soon or may already have done so. Schools are now filled with both digital native students and digital native teachers. In this paper we aim...
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Research highlights that nowadays new peasants or newcomers to farming not only change lifestyles but professions as well. They are well-educated people, though not in farming. To understand their ways of informal learning we initiated a study. We started by exploring their sources for knowledge increase. It was revealed that they use the internet...
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Virtual cross-border teams emerged after the global credit crisis as a new operational phenomenon of multinational enterprises. This new form eliminates country-based entities and combines local departments. It is of notable benefit to financial efficiency; however, it may have a crucial impact on the structural dimension and nature of relations (t...
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Today, the term, Working Memory, is closely associated with intelligence. We propose that in addition to improving and speeding-up analysis, Artificial Intelligence (AI) can also be useful as a supplement to Working Memory. It is generally accepted that working memory plays a crucial role in cognition and models by computers, can help us understand...
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Contemporary research provides us with cumulative evidence that game playing supports active learning. Our goal is to build an aesthetically engaging video game for authentic problem solving and personal discovery that uses collaboration and competition as a setting for meaningful play. An engaged player will intellectually invest in the premise of...
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To have a better understanding what are the crucial points of the Hungarian’s Traffic network, we will evaluate the background knowledge, which we will receive by modelling complex system with an AI-based Knowledge Based System. The expected outcome will be a time breakdown of the traffic infrastructure occupation, helping to localize the bottlenec...
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The academic world is under pressure of PhD completion, including pressure to publish. What about practitioners at the PDS who are not under such pressure?
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When an R&D project is launched, there are explicit and tacit aspirations as an attempt to achieve those results along which we evaluate the project as successful. Based on experience from previous projects, we can articulate all these aspirations with an extended vocabulary to present the expectations and intentions. This process can be supported...
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The cooperation of multicultural teams is an organic phenomenon of globalized work. Multicultural team ill-functioning without trust. In the absence of trust, dialog and community of practice are ponderous. Nevertheless, when two cultures meet, the distrust is an involuntary reaction. Encounter and collision of cultures are present in the age of gl...
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In the age of digital natives: fast thinking, experience mining, and rule based behaviour these three metaphors are sufficient to describe the reality of the human-computer interaction
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In this paper we like to solve problem to recognize the mind-set of the owner during succession in family businesses. It is typical non-linear process, when small change (owner succession) result in unpredictable effect. Our problem propositions are: (1)“The past is not a land to return to in a simple politics of memory. It has become a synchronic...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore and map the strategizing process of family businesses in chaotic states. The aim is to establish a model that can help all relevant parties to better understand and manage issues arising during change. The model is built around five attributes that are identified as patterns for strategy making in chaotic sta...
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The purpose of this paper is to explore the behavior of the ‘shallow knowledge-generation’ toward educational games. The aim is to single out those gamification solutions which enable the ‘Digital Natives’ (DN) generation to enter into a flow state while learning and to observe how the structure of the games affect their viability. By understanding...
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Structured Abstract Purpose-The aim of this paper is to explore and map the role and characteristics of narratives in the learning process for "organic cyber farmers" using the internet as a learning ecology. Though the economy of today gives much more autonomous freedom and possibility for personal projects and activity, it is impossible to experi...
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PhD schools around the world have three problems: (1) the decreasing interest in academic careers, (2) the supply in the publication market is many times smaller than the demand for it (3) the ubiquity of positivism. Based on four years of experience with a transdisciplinary doctoral school, two years of experience in curriculum development and ano...
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The mavericks of an organization are always dancing on the precipice of being fired, and yet they are very rarely fired. Maverick behavior employees do not have a traditional career path like their rule-based behavior colleagues. Rule-based behavior employees are part of a well-structured process, while their maverick behavior counterparts change t...
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Based on decades of combined experience in teaching, observing and working with decision makers, we realized that the praxis of decision making as well as our own approach has always been transdisciplinary. Therefore in this paper we offer a transdisciplinary model of decision making at three levels of reality, namely model, method and tool. We con...
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In the last 18 years, we have been using the Concept Mapping method in the design of all our schools and courses. Here I will present the development of a Transdisciplinary Doctoral School, where it took forty-one iterations of the Concept Map to finally say, "It's doable". The versions of the Concept Maps went through the following phases: 1) Dist...
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Twenty years ago, when I asked five or six MBA students whether they would like to be freelancers, all of them said yes. As years passed, fewer and fewer responded with a yes. Today the situation is completely reversed - everybody answers with a no. They say future is uncertain. This era rejects the idea of not belonging anywhere. Maybe it is so. I...
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Structured Abstract Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the problem of validating new transdisciplinary knowledge. The problem of validating new knowledge is always hard, but in case of mono-disciplinary knowledge, we at least have the disciplinary knowledge against which to validate. However, when transdisciplinary knowledge is creat...
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People reminisce in awe at the feats of our forbearers, but they themselves are no longer capable of such deeds: art becomes conventional, and science is suffocated by the respect for established authority. We can read about what people who saw Steve Jobs and what people who had never seen him think about him. We can see certain end products, such...
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In this opinion paper we introduce a school-wide concept at doctoral level aimed at professional practitioners, who wish to stay in their respective areas of work. The rationale behind this school-wide concept is that in Hungary, where its implementation is currently in progress, gaining a PhD automatically means becoming an academic. However, ther...
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The purpose of this paper is to describe the roles of the coach and the coachee from the perspective of their respective competences and a particular type of the coaching process that we call ‘competent coaching’. We also show how this process can be supported with a knowledge-based expert system (KBS); to illustrate this, we introduce a particular...
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Appears in: INTED2016 Proceedings (browse) Pages: 5383-5386 Publication year: 2016 ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7 ISSN: 2340-1079
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The Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics has been awarded twice so far to researchers in the area of decision making. In 1978 to Herbert Simon “for his pioneering research into the decision-making process within economic organizations” and in 2002 to Daniel Kahneman “for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, esp...
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In our current curriculum design project we are building on many-years of experience in designing curricula and starting new degree courses. We are particularly building on the methodological approach developed over the years, that can be summarised in the following five design concepts: the overall curriculum design process is ‘quasi-algorithmic’,...
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The role of formal education in general and of university education in particular is often discussed nowadays. We have engaged in this debate previously, arguing that although it is bound to change, university education is here to stay. We have developed a model of education, in which universities and corporate universities play complementary roles...
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After 10 years in teaching a variety of topics in decision making one of the authors decided to develop a tool that can help decision makers to consolidate their knowledge around a particular decision problem. The three remaining authors have joined the R&D team over the next two decades; the work resulted in the Doctus knowledge-based system which...
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We have recently visited the World’s largest building, the Boing manufacturing plant, and have seen the 787 ‘Dreamliner’. It is a beautiful aircraft. The engineers who designed it, just like those who designed the enormous building in which it is assembled, are clearly competent practitioners. How they achieved this high level of competence? They s...
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Expert Systems (ES) have been developed by small laboratories or passionate individuals and they were financed from R&D funds. At some times it was even done in "free time". Thus, the ES shell completed with a report on the completed work. If there had been any application, then it was as much as promised to get a pass for the completed project. If...
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In the e-era many tried to teach their computers to handle large amounts of data in order to get to the ‘optimal decision’. Now many see that times have changed. Database-manipulators can handle the large amounts of data and make all the possible calculations only limited by computer capacity and speed. Those who see that there are things that matt...
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In this paper we start from examining the resource-based view (RBV), a widely accepted conceptual framework, and query its applicability in the very near future. Our initial point is that the notion of resources is automatically associated with the scarcity of resources; therefore RBV cannot serve as an appropriate framework in an era in which we h...
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When you are on your way inwards to a tunnel, it is getting darker and darker. You reach the darkest point when you are in the deepest. Then, as you start your way out, there is gradually more and more light. Over the last quarter century we were getting deeper and deeper in. It seems that it is starting to get lighter now. As academics and consult...
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Implementation of the business process management concept at universities has crucially contributed to abandoning traditional and introducing innovative processes in recent years. In particular, information technologies serve as not only means of automation but also a method of altering the approach to conducting business operations. Information te...
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Implementation of the business process management concept at universities has crucially contributed to abandoning traditional and introducing innovative processes in recent years. In particular, information technologies serve as not only means of automation but also a method of altering the approach to conducting business operations. Information te...
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Business schools are not - as they can not be - 'knowing-oriented'. To investigate this controversial issue we were drawing on experience in training, coaching and consulting with corporate learning leaders of Fortune 500 companies. Our aim is to suggest an approach about how to transform corporate education on the main pillars of our bridge betwee...
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Last decades show us the predominance of management in some cases and leadership in other ones. The man at the top of the pyramid, whether he is a manager or a leader, is too far from current events. More and more people talk about the perils of situation where everything is regulated top-bottom. There is no danger in overmanaging the resources, bu...
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Sažetak "Nakon šest piva, ne samo da misle da im se glas nevjerojatno popravio, već im se čini da se polako i pretvaraju u Frankija. Karaoke klub je mjesto za institucionalizirano oponašanje – ljudi idu tamo da bi bili netko drugi", kažu Ridderstråle i Nordström (8, 28). Starim melodijama opijene vođe u organizacijama slično pjevaju reorganizaciju...
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Rezime: Posljednjih desetljeća negdje je menadžment dobio prevlast, a negdje vodstvo. Čovjek koji je na vrhu piramide, svejedno je li menadžer ili vođa, nalazi se predaleko od zbivanja. Sve više se govori o opasnosti situacije u kojoj se sve regulira odozgo. Nema nikakve opasnosti u premenadžiranju resursa, ali opasno je isto to raditi čovjeku. Sva...
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For nearly two decades we have been trying to find appropriate ways to support executive decision takers and dedicated most of both our academic research and our consultancy to this issue. We developed a conceptual framework and some practices for coaching, a software tool for knowledge engineering, and three post-experiential, post-MBA courses for...
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Middle-aged executives, together with their older colleagues, tell us very often how they would like to continue their education. But there is one problem: they don't want to listen the same old models for the third time. Lots of business schools oversimplify the reality and represent executive as middle-aged knight who fights for the only one Good...
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Who is the coach? To use an example from sport, the coach is the guy running up and down the basketball field trying everything to make his team win without hitting the ball himself. The alchemists are people who create something from nothing. They create the nova. The gurus validate the nova and by doing so they create concepts. They are the gatek...
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It is the fourth time that we create a new management school. Every time it was different and every time we have learned a lot from the process of curriculum design in harmony with the voice of the times. In this paper we outline the process of curriculum design through our latest experience in creating the Strategic Partner School in Hungary. Alth...
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It is the fourth time that we create a new management school. Every time it was different and every time we have learned a lot from the process of curriculum design in harmony with the voice of the times. In this paper we outline the process of curriculum design through our latest experience in creating the Strategic Partner School in Hungary. Alth...
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For nearly two decades we have been trying to find appropriate ways to support the executive decision taker and spent most of both our academic research and our consultancy on this issue. We developed a conceptual framework and some practices for coaching and a software tool for knowledge engineering. We have accumulated substantial experience in s...
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We have never seen creativity. More precisely, we have never seen the creative process; what we have seen is the creative individual (ex ante) and the outcome of creativity (ex post). Therefore we try to understand creativity by examining creative individuals and their creations. In this paper we only consider the creation of new knowledge. We draw...
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In this paper we present a conceptual model of knowledge levels. There are so far two such models; the present one does not build on them but, as we have found out later, it is coherent with both of these and even establishes connection between them. Our model does not aim to replace the two existing ones; they all serve different purpose and shoul...
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Broader academic and professional society have realized that the best way of learning and integrating valuable life and professional experience is by learning from experience of others through mentoring processes. Led by the same idea and as a proactive effort to foster their global competitiveness top students from two most influenced graduate sch...
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In the present paper we examine the different ways of knowledge sharing in the contemporary business environment. In order to do this, we need to divorce R from D in R&D. For the purpose of this paper we distinguish four types of knowledge and correspondingly we introduce four metaphors of knowledge sharing: the four knowledge restaurants. In buffe...
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Concept maps and expert systems are both in the soft toolbar of knowledge modelling. We have spent nearly two de-cades developing our expert system shell "Doctus". Several years ago we have seen the first concept mapping solutions and started using them very soon. Frequently we have found ourselves using both tools in a particular research or consu...
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We know for a long time that expert system (ES) must not know in a different way than how man knows. We would not expect men to adapt their thinking processes to the machine, would we? Evolution would not let peoples' minds adopt criteria weighting or fuzzy logic. This is why we developed our Doctus 1 knowledge-based expert system based on symbolic...
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Who is the coach? The coach is the guy running up and down at the side of the football field trying to extort the win from the team without ever hitting the ball. So what (s)he does? The coach teaches her/his client. The coach deals with the processes and tries to teach her/his client by helping looking behind the processes. To be able to explain t...
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Skype innovated the communication and was acquired by eBay for nearly $4 billion altogether. They did something good and now they also do well. There are companies which reject any kinds of change but also seem to be doing well. How are both possible? In this paper we attempt to answer this question by establishing an evolutionary framework to exam...
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The e-era is obsolete. It is time for a step forward, to the f-era. In this new era the Kuhnian conception of paradigm should be replaced by the new f-paradigm; the e-knowledge-sharing should be replaced by f-knowledge-sharing . In all these «f» stands for «free». In many languages the need for knowledge is expressed by the words of thirst or hunge...
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Since the appearance of the first movies in the 1920’s every technological advance was expected to cause radical changes of education. Yet, the education is still much the same as in the time of our great-grandfathers. In the present paper we claim that there are now changes on the horizon, even already happening, that will finally bring about the...
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In many languages the need for knowledge is expressed using the words for thirst or hunger. This gave us the idea to use metaphors of restaurants to describe the different ways of know-ledge sharing; we distinguish four types: the 'buffet'-type, the 'à la carte'-type, the 'recommended by the chef'-type, and the 'coffee-room'-type knowledge sharing....
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Osnovni problem poslovnog rizika se najèešæe sužava na ocjenu rizika. U gorem sluèaju na pokušaj mjerenja rizika. Smatramo da je mjerenje nemoguæe, a ocjena je jednostavna, što i ilustriramo jednim primjerom poslovne banke. U tom primjeru, pomoæu DoctuS sistema baziranog na znanju, koristimo 600 logièkih pravila za ocjenu rizika davanja kredita. Rj...
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In this paper we take the idea of e-learning a step further, from “e” to “f”, indicating that the post-e-learning is on the doorstep. The “f” stands for freedom focusing on the freedom of the f learner. As we will show, the demand for the freedom of the f learner imposes certain boundaries to the freedom of the f teacher – this is what we propose t...
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In this paper we present two related results. The first is a model of personal knowledge which is based on the number of dots the person can see, and thus the dimensions of knowledge. E.g. one dot indicates dimensionless knowledge, two dots indicate one-dimensional knowledge, then the three dots for two-dimensional knowledge, and the highest knowle...
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Dolazi doba podjele nepouzdanog znanja «M eni trebaju novi ljudi koji su sposobni naći postojeće znanje» (Bill Gates) apstrakt Ebay je platio za Skype 1,3 milijarde dolara u kešu, 1,3 milijarde dolara u dionicama i 1,5 m ilijarde dolara u opcijam a ako svi ključni ljudi ostanu do 2009. S ve više organizacija okreće se povećavanju svoje vrijednosti....