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Integrated Framework for Increasing the Effectiveness of Knowledge Networks: Roles of Network Providers and Users


  • Jain, Rekha
  • Singh, Manjari


The National Knowledge Network (NKN) was set up to enhance collaboration amongst higher education (HE) and research institutes. The government of India implemented the NKN to provide connectivity to nearly 5000 institutions, including publicly funded higher education and research institutes. The objective of this paper is to provide an integrated framework for increasing the effectiveness of knowledge networks. We do this by identifying the organizational mechanisms, key processes and competencies required to support HE and research institutes in India that would enable them to exploit the public high speed National Knowledge Network. We examine this from the perspective of Knowledge Network Provider and User Institutes.

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  • Jain, Rekha & Singh, Manjari, 2015. "Integrated Framework for Increasing the Effectiveness of Knowledge Networks: Roles of Network Providers and Users," IIMA Working Papers WP2015-03-27, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:iim:iimawp:13336

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    1. Lorenzo Cassi & Nicoletta Corrocher & Franco Malerba & Nicholas Vonortas, 2008. "Research Networks As Infrastructure For Knowledge Diffusion In European Regions," Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 17(7-8), pages 663-676.
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    1. Singh, Manjari & Jain, Rekha, 2015. "Organisational Mechanisms for National Knowledge Network and Outcomes in the Institutes of Higher Education & Research: Moderating Role of Needs & Ecosystem," IIMA Working Papers WP2015-03-28, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.

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