nep-knm New Economics Papers
on Knowledge Management and Knowledge Economy
Issue of 2023‒07‒17
two papers chosen by
Laura Nicola-Gavrila
Centrul European de Studii Manageriale în Administrarea Afacerilor

  1. Piattaforme tecno-scientifiche e linee di intervento in Italia tra PNRR e Mind-HT. Prospettive, criticità e possibili evoluzioni di un modello By Giovanni Barbieri; Santiago José Gahn
  2. The Impact of Human-Artificial Intelligence Partnerships on Organizational Learning By Hendriks, Patrick; Sturm, Timo; Olt, Christian M.; Buxmann, Peter

  1. By: Giovanni Barbieri; Santiago José Gahn
    Abstract: The aim of this Working Paper is to disseminate some of the research findings that emerged from the Project ‘Techno-scientific Platforms (PTS) and Communities of Reference. The Mind HumanTechnopole (M-HT) case in Milan’, funded by Fondazione Cariplo and conducted by CRANEC (Rif. 2020-0321) [It partially discloses them because it does not include the part concerning the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and its Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs)]. The Working Paper focuses on the European-wide process that led to the emergence of the European Technology Platforms (ETPs) model and the ways in which these have been reproduced and are being developed in Italy as Techno-Scientific Platforms. The topic is of particular relevance for many reasons. From the point of view of its international relevance, today the development of evolved techno-scientific capabilities is the pillar for building a knowledge-based economy that cannot disregard massive investments in R&D&I. For example, all investment policies related to the digital and climate transition are moving in this direction. In addition, the implementation of a knowledge-based economy also requires the deep revision of innovation policies, as well as the enhancement of the role of the 'innovator'. This role becomes central when connecting scientific research with industrial and process innovation in order to develop relevant techno-scientific capabilities that serve a specific socio-economic and industrial system. In this scenario, Techno-Scientific Platforms are a ‘hot’ topic that is here addressed by considering two fundamental aspects. One is that of the Italian NRRP and the measures contained within, under Mission 4 - Component 2, which in the context of this work can lead to the creation of real Techno-Scientific Platforms in Italy. The other aspect is the concrete experience of Mind-Human Technopole as a reference model in Italy for the creation of Techno-Scientific Platforms, in particular for its characteristics pertaining to the economic valorization of scientific research, the integration of reference scientific communities in life sciences, and the advancement of knowledge through scientific cooperation.
    Keywords: Italy, Technological Platforms, Innovation, Technical Change, Economic Growth
    JEL: O31 O38
    Date: 2023
  2. By: Hendriks, Patrick; Sturm, Timo; Olt, Christian M.; Buxmann, Peter
    Abstract: To make sense of their increasingly digital and complex environments, organizations strive for a future in which machine learning (ML) systems join humans in collaborative learning partnerships to complement each other’s learning capabilities. While these so-called artificial assistants enable their human partners (and vice versa) to gain insights about unique knowledge domains that would otherwise remain hidden from them, they may also disrupt and impede each other's learning. To explore the virtuous and vicious dynamics that affect organizational learning, we conduct a series of agent-based simulations of different learning modes between humans and artificial assistants in an organization. We find that aligning the learning of humans and artificial assistants and allowing them to influence each other’s learning processes equally leads to the highest organizational performance.
    Date: 2023–06–16

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