Sunday, May 15, 2011

Global Innovation Networks

Multiple perspectives on global innovation networks
In: Hosni, Y. (ed.), "Technology and the Global Challenges," Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Management of Technology, IAMOT 2011, Miami Beach, FL, April 2011, CD format, ISBN: 0-9815817, Paper # 1569355473, pp.17.

Karol I. Pelc

Paper presents a new taxonomy and an integrating definition of global innovation networks based on multiple perspective review and analysis of the networking environment for technology innovation. Several types of innovation networks are included such as inter-firm networks, intra-firm networks, inter-governmental project networks, and open innovation networks. The Schumpeterian approach is applied in the analysis of basic features of collaborative innovation. It allows connecting the technology development process with commercialization, diffusion and proliferation processes. Global aspects of analysis and a model of knowledge flows refer to constellation of four layers in the interlinked global networks: (a) Research networks, (b) Technology innovation networks, (c) Production networks, and (d) Service and distribution networks. Linkages between elements of each network and across the layers are presented through identification and representation of respective streams of knowledge. Different types of networks are assessed as parts of the emerging global ecosystem of technology innovation. Economic, managerial, social and cultural perspectives are applied for that assessment.

Global brain: A dual metaphor
Transformations, Special Issue 2010/2011, 3- 4 (66-67), p. 32-49, ISSN 1230-0292.

Karol I. Pelc

Review of the past concepts of global intelligence and knowledge gathering systems leads to new interpretations of the global brain metaphor. Two interpretations are presented in the paper. First of them relates to theoretical concepts of generalized intellectual capabilities of humanity evolving toward an integrated consciousness. The second deals with practical implementations in the form of global knowledge and innovation networks. This approach is illustrated by examples and classification of innovation networks. Duality of the metaphor constitutes the main focus of the paper.

Global consolidation of research and innovation networks
Chapter in: L. Zacher (ed.), Science – Technology – Society, book in Polish: NaukaTechnikaSpoleczenstwo, Warsaw 2011, 18pp, accepted for publication (forthcoming).

Karol I. Pelc

Theory of Technology

Multidimensional model of technology
(in Polish: Wielowymiarowy model techniki), Chapter in: L. Zacher (ed.) , Science – Technology – Society, book in Polish: Nauka - TechnikaSpoleczenstwo, Warsaw 2011, 19pp, accepted for publication 11/02/2010 (forthcoming).

Karol I. Pelc

Six dimensions of technology are identified: engineering/industrial, cognitive, social, commercial, economic, and ethical/legal. Each of them is characterized in terms of main attributes. Moral aspects of sustainability are considered in the context of technological change.