Title: MAKCi: a knowledge-based development metrics experience

Authors: Blanca C. Garcia

Addresses: Public Policy Department, North East Region, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, 277,Tecnicos. Col. Tecnologico, Monterrey, P. Code 64700, Mexico

Abstract: This article advances a practical application of an emerging collaborative model for knowledge-based development metrics. It aims to identify KBD metrics indicators dynamics by depicting the process of a five-year case study on a KBD international consultation known as the Most Admired Knowledge City Awards (MAKCi) exercise. The MAKCi exercise is depicted as an intriguing quest into the KBD metrics arena, which fosters a knowledge-generating space through the connected expertise of a global networked community. By building an insider view of engaged practitioners' experiences, this paper aims to bring in a practical perspective into how knowledge-based development (KBD) metrics can be collectively generated, and how these knowledge-creation efforts foster tacit knowledge conversion into explicit scholarly knowledge.

Keywords: knowledge-based development; KBD metrics; development metrics; development policy; knowledge cities; Most Admired Knowledge City; MAKCi; knowledge networks; relational capital; social capital; knowledge creation; tacit knowledge conversion; community management; scholarly knowledge.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2012.050093

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2012 Vol.3 No.4, pp.367 - 387

Available online: 28 Oct 2012 *

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