Title: Collaboration models for knowledge management: the City of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, as a case study

Authors: Khaled A. Youssef; Mamdouh M.A. Sobaihi; Amro A. Taibah

Addresses: Department of Architecture, Faculty of Environmental Design, King Abdul Aziz University, P.O. Box 80210, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Department of Architectural Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt ' Department of Landscape Architecture, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, P.O. Box 80210, Saudi Arabia ' Department of Landscape Architecture, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, P.O. Box 80210, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The process of developing a knowledge city requires active participation of the entire society. Universities have managed to be the agents of change and economic growth. The local government has been the body responsible for the exchange, evaluation, and update of knowledge. KCs initiatives are compiled by the private sector, stimulating community leaders to set ambitious goals. Further, knowledge citizens have played a vital role via the participation in the creation, exchange and transformation of knowledge. In this paper, a collaboration model to restructure the interrelationship of knowledge agents in the City of Jeddah is sketched out, moving a step towards bridging the gap between theory and application. Different roles of knowledge agents are identified and reviewed. Further, various knowledge cycle models are analysed and examined. The local context of the City of Jeddah is introduced, guidelines are derived at and a collaboration model is sketched out.

Keywords: collaboration models; knowledge management; Jeddah; Saudi Arabia; knowledge cities; knowledge agents.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2014.063988

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2014 Vol.5 No.2, pp.173 - 190

Available online: 28 Jul 2014 *

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