nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2019‒01‒21
two papers chosen by
Laura Ştefănescu
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Knowledge Management Process of Germinated Brown Rice Production Community Enterprise By Worasit Wongadisai; Sumalee Chanchalor; Jariya Neanchaleay
  2. On (intellectual) property and other legal frameworks in the digital economy: An economic analysis of the law By Rusche, Christian; Scheufen, Marc

  1. By: Worasit Wongadisai (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok); Sumalee Chanchalor (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok); Jariya Neanchaleay (King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Bangkok)
    Abstract: The objective of this qualitative research was to investigate the knowledge management process of Germinated Brown Rice Production Community Enterprise in Sakon Nakhon, Northeastern region of Thailand, a major processing source. The sample was selected based on purposive sampling. It was Ban-Noijomsri Community Enterprise with effective knowledge management. Methodologies included interview, focus group, and participant and non-participant observations. Data were analyzed by content analysis. The results of this study indicated that 1). Knowledge identification focused on the knowledge used in production and production process development and community enterprise and business management, 2). Knowledge creation and acquisition were conducted inside and outside community enterprise through discussion and knowledge exchange with members, participation in training, and field trip with external agencies, 3). Knowledge storage was conducted by storing knowledge through personal recognition and important information note, 4). Knowledge distribution was conducted through discussion and knowledge sharing, demonstration, manual and process sign board preparation, and 5). Knowledge application was conducted by integrating knowledge and experience into new academic knowledge to obtain new body of knowledge. The key factors contributing to successful knowledge management were leadership and organizational culture.
    Keywords: Knowledge Management, Germinated Brown Rice, Community Enterprise
    Date: 2018–11
  2. By: Rusche, Christian; Scheufen, Marc
    Abstract: The significance of data as an economic good in the digital economy quickly raises the question of who owns the data. More specifically, within the context of a data marketplace in which data is being exchanged or traded and where different bundles of rights (property rights) are trans-ferred (contract law) - an answer regarding the genuine assignment of property rights for data seems important. From an economic standpoint, this paper investigates the need for an (new) intellectual prop-erty right for data. Firstly, an overview of the status quo of the literature on property rights for data will be provided. This will be followed by an analysis of the characteristics of data as a good, clarifying the circumstances under which a market failure can occur. Accordingly, only a market failure situation will authorise economic policy intervention. Lastly, we will derive specific policy implications, offering economic reasoning on a new intellectual property right for data and spe-cifically pointing to other forms of law that may be more applicable for reaching an efficient allocation of data resources.
    JEL: D23 K11 K12
    Date: 2018

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