Tag Archive | "stakeholder"

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.

  Assessing Knowledge Management Initiatives: A Framework Based On Stakeholder Approach (623.6 KiB, 431 hits)

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

The Financing of Public – Private Partnership (PPP) Projects in Romania – An Evaluation of the Awareness and Know-How among Romanian Organizations

In many countries, anti-crisis public measures focus on higher public investment or investment in public objectives, like investment in infrastructure projects, as an important mean to maintain economic activity during the crisis and support a rapid return to sustained economic growth. An instrument to realize these investments is the Public-Private Partnership (hereinafter PPP).
Nevertheless, PPP’s are vulnerable to the economic impact of the crisis. Although the final consequences and duration of the crisis are not yet known, the effects on PPP’s can already be identified and estimated. The crisis has made the conditions for this instrument more difficult. Despite some signs of recovery, the volumes and values of the PPP projects currently closing is still significantly below the level reached before the crisis.

The topic of PPP financing has never been more important than under the current crisis. Alternative innovative solutions are being sought, new markets need to be opened in order to enable the further development of PPP, the stakeholder organizations have to increase their level of understanding regarding the new environment for PPP.

  The Financing of Public - Private Partnership (Ppp) Projects in Romania - An Evaluation of the Awareness and Know- How among Romanian Organizations (844.9 KiB, 4,279 hits)

Posted in Economics, Issue no. 4, Knowledge Management