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Knowledge flows percolation model – a new model for the relation between knowledge and innovation

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  • Popescul, Daniela
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    The present paper proposes a new way of thinking regarding the relation between innovation and knowledge using a Physics-borrowed model, trying to prove whether knowledge resources can „flow” (be percolated) in a network or a grid, in order to be transformed in technological innovation. In the Knowledge Flow Percolation Model centre, human beings are seen as thinking electrons, both consuming and generating knowledge flow. Through the inter-dependent actions of individuals, knowledge circulates inside different types of organisations, allowing functioning and innovating in order to obtain competitive advantages. The model can be extended also at a national level, and some assumptions of self similarity appear in this process of extension. The model must be seen as a proposal for the research community and as a basis for future observations regarding the importance of knowledge flows in innovation.

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    Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 51746.

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    Date of creation: 09 Jun 2012
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    Keywords: technological innovation; knowledge; knowledge flows; knowledge flows percolation model;

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