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Journal review: Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China (JKIC)

This article is part of a series that is progressively reviewing journals for their KM content.

Official Journal Synopsis The Journal of Knowledge-Based Innovation in China (JKIC) focuses on how to successfully generate new knowledge and apply new knowledge in the commercial world. It aims to address the problems of how to manage the “innovation gap” at both national and regional level by exploring the nature of the Triple Helix model and collective relations in China and investigating the appropriate innovation policies, R&D strategies for firms in China, the role of higher educational institutions in the knowledge economy and new initiatives emerging from the interactive innovation networks, which are of great interest to both Chinese firms and foreign R&D firms and multi-national corporations operating in China.The editorial team combines scholars from both eastern and western countries to bring different perspectives of KBI innovation in China and provides potential audiences with critical analysis and robust debates on the relevant research issues.
Publisher Emerald Group Publishing
Significant Figures Founding editors Lucy Lu, Chen Jin
Indexes Google Scholar
Issue Index
CrossRef
Issues 15 Ongoing? No Open Access No

This short-lived publication struggled to find relevant content after a few issues, and often published article on general KM topics rather than specifically examining the effectiveness of KM theory and practice in a non-Western context, which seems like a missed opportunity.

Notable articles include an examination of the applicability of the triple-helix model to Chinese industry, and an interesting paper on a possible link between strong ethical standards and improved KM performance (unfortunately, the methodology only tested a single organisation that appeared likely to strongly perceive an ethical dimension to the conduct of KM anyway).

Stephen Bounds

Stephen Bounds is an Information and Knowledge Management Specialist with a wide range of experience across the government and private sectors. As founding editor of RealKM and Executive, Information Management at Cordelta, Stephen provides clear strategic thinking along with a hands-on approach to help organisations successfully develop and implement modern information systems.

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