The Relevance of the Knowledge Commons within Sustainable Development Goals

Kummer, Jessica; Abu-Tayeh, Gabriel; Myrach, Thomas; Stürmer, Matthias (20 October 2016). The Relevance of the Knowledge Commons within Sustainable Development Goals (Unpublished). In: 3rd Thematic IASC Conference on Knowledge Commons. Paris. 20.-21.10.2016.

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The paper analyzes, from the perspective of information systems research, whether or not Knowledge Commons contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. This is of interest as Knowledge Commons have several advantages compared to other institutional arrangements: Most importantly, the unrestricted access to knowledge allows ease of use. Other advantages include its contextual relevance due to higher density of knowledge relevant for specific local areas and the complementarity of Knowledge Commons with each other, which further leverages the effects. We found that a huge proportion (around three quarters) supports the Sustainable Development Goals and therefore support the international public policy of the United Nations and its 193 member states. The study strengthens the argument of the importance of Knowledge Commons within public policy as an enabler to leverage positive impacts, from an organizational to a structural level.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems > Information Management
03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Information Systems
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute for Infectious Diseases

UniBE Contributor:

Abu-Tayeh, Gabriel; Myrach, Thomas and Stürmer, Matthias

Subjects:

000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

Language:

English

Submitter:

Gabriel Abu-Tayeh

Date Deposited:

11 May 2017 08:56

Last Modified:

11 May 2017 08:56

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.98841

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/98841

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