Tag Archive | "Measurement"

Assessing Knowledge Management Initiatives: A Framework Based On Stakeholder Approach

This paper discusses various methods and tools to assess knowledge management and makes an exploratory evaluation of these elements. Most of them show some weaknesses concerning, firstly the fact that different groups of interest must be taken into account, and secondly the fact that tacit knowledge that belongs to individuals is difficult to assess. Our work examines how to take into account these elements. Assessing knowledge management can be argued along six dimensions:
1- the « what » refers to methods and tools;
2- the « how » refers to the implementation process;
3- the «where» corresponds to the level where the assessment is conducted;
4- the «when» concerns the moment or the period the assessment should be conducted;
5- the «who» refers to the person or group to be considered for assessing personal knowledge;
6- and the result refers to the improvement of business performance.
This paper highlights the fact that a framework based on stakeholder approach may help to overcome the problems related to assess knowledge management.

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Posted in Economics, Knowledge Management, Volume VII, Issue no. 4

Volume II / Issue no. 2

The Informal Economy in Kosovo: Characteristics, Current Trends and Challenges

The informal economy is present in all countries, but its consequences reflect in different countries with different intensity. Types and scale of informal economic activities reflect the specificities of socio-economic context and the integration of the countries into the wider local-regional economy.

The informal economy represents an important potential of labor and incomes, therefore there is a need for better understanding, since on this will depend the direction of the path for safer addressing of this issue.

The first part of the paper defines the concept, causes, consequences and ways of measuring the informal economy, so as to gain a clear understanding of the subject matter.

Under the existing data limitations, some characteristics and estimates are presented regarding the size of the informal economy in Kosovo, with focus on addressing the problems of transition from informal to formal economy. It is challenging exercise, and further research is needed.

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Posted in Economics, Volume II, Issue no. 2

Globalization Measurement: Notes on Common Globalization Indexes

Globalization is a broad concept casually used to describe a variety of phenomena that reflect increased economic, social and political interdependence of countries. Despite the increasing awareness on globalization, it is interesting to note that there is no any universally accepted definition and there is no standard measurement for globalization. Along with the growing number of countries participating in globalized world, there have been increasing concerns related to the globalization and its impacts on different aspect of life. Looking at the way globalization affects us, there is a need to measure globalization not only to know the effects of it, but also to manage it. A number of globalization measurements have been proposed. In this paper, we provide a taxonomy which categorized recent globalization measurement based on its definition to single and synthetic indexes. We then describe the indicators, method and availability of data, and analyses some of their shortcomings. In addition, we compare the indexes with respect to some criteria. Our survey concludes that selection of a good globalization indexes for the study depends on the objectives and the sample of the study. The findings of this study can help researchers as a guide line to select best index for their studies or develop new and better measurement.

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Posted in Economics, Issue no. 7