Evers, Hans-Dieter and Genschick, Sven and Schraven, Benjamin (2009): Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping. Published in: ZEF Working Paper Series No. 44 (2. August 2009): pp. 2-18.
Download (771kB) | Preview
The construction of knowledge maps, demonstrated in this paper, is designed to show the epistemic landscape of cities, countries or regions. Knowledge assets, knowledge producing and disseminating organisations are referenced to spatial objects and integrated into GIS. They are further represented in thematic maps and in 3-D perspective graphs. Special attention is given to mapping and measuring knowledge clusters. Statistical procedures to measure the degree of knowledge clustering are discussed and ways are indicated to compare and determine the emergence of knowledge clusters. We conclude that the construction of knowledge maps showing the complexity of epistemic landscapes will enhance the chances of government agencies, companies and civic organisations to understand and use knowledge for development. This paper is in the first place meant as guideline for the related analysis.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping|
|English Title:||Constructing Epistemic Landscapes: Methods of GIS-Based Mapping|
|Keywords:||Knowledge and development; knowledge maps; epistemic landscapes; knowledge clusters; Geographic Information System (GIS)|
|Subjects:||N - Economic History > N5 - Agriculture, Natural Resources, Environment, and Extractive Industries > N55 - Asia including Middle East
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C8 - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs > C82 - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C1 - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General > C14 - Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods: General
A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C0 - General
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M19 - Other
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O53 - Asia including Middle East
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O2 - Development Planning and Policy
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology
D - Microeconomics > D8 - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O3 - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B4 - Economic Methodology > B41 - Economic Methodology
|Depositing User:||Prof. Dr. Hans-Dieter Evers|
|Date Deposited:||06. Sep 2009 19:16|
|Last Modified:||14. Feb 2014 20:15|
ESRI. 1997. “ESRI Shapefile Technical Description. An ESRI White Paper. (http://www.esri.com/library/whitepapers/pdfs/shapefile.pdf)
Evers, Hans-Dieter. 2003. "Transition towards a Knowledge Society: Malaysia and Indonesia in Comparative Perspective." Comparative Sociology 2:355-373.
Evers, Hans-Dieter. 2008. "Knowledge Hubs and Knowledge Clusters:Designing a Knowledge Architecture for Development." in ZEF Working Paper Series No 27. Bonn: Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn.
Evers, Hans-Dieter , and Tatjana Bauer. 2009. "Emerging Epistemic Landscapes: Knowledge Clusters in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta." ZEF Working Paper Series.
Evers, Hans-Dieter, and Simon Benedikter. 2009. "Strategic Group Formation in the Mekong Delta - The Social Transformation of a Modern Hydraulic Society." ZEF Working Paper Series 35.
Evers, Hans-Dieter, and Solvay Gerke. 2009. "Strategic Group Analysis." ZEF Working Paper Series 34.
Hornidge, Anna-Katharina. 2007. Knowledge Society: Vision and Social Construction of Reality in Germany and Singapore Berlin and London: LIT Verlag.
Knorr-Cetina, Karin. 1999. Epistemic Cultures: How the Sciences Make Knowledge. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Meusburger, Peter. 2000. "The spatial concentration of knowledge. Some theoretical considerations." Erdkunde 54:352-364.
Porter, Michael 2003. "The Economic Performance of Regions." Regional Studies 37: 6-7.
Porter, Michael E. 1990. The Competitive Advantage of Nations. New York: The Free Press.
Reineke, L.H. 1933. Perfecting a stand-density index for even-aged forest. Journal of Agricultural Research 46:627-638.
Sölvell, Örjan 2009. Clusters – Balancing Evolutionary and Constructive Forces. Stockholm: Ivory Tower Publishers.
Weisberg, Michael , and Ryan Muldoon. 2007. "Epistemic Landscapes and the Division of Cognitive Labor." unpublished ms. Pittsburgh. Penn: University of Pennsylvania
Wernick, Andrew. 2006. "Comte and the encyclopedia " Theory, Culture & Society 23.