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Reading Material

Lecture 1 - A brief history of knowledge systems research for development

 

Reading
Engel, P. G.H. & Salomon, M.L. (2002) Cognition, development and governance: some lessons from knowledge systems research and practice. In: Wheelbarrows full of frogs: social learning in rural resource management. Leeuwis, C. & Pyburn, R. (Eds.). Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum, pp 49-65

 

Engel, P.G.H. (1997). The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press. Chapter 9 (14 pp)

 

Background
Leeuwis, C. & Pyburn, R. (Eds.). (2002). Wheelbarrows full of frogs: social learning in rural resource management. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum

 

 

 

Lecture 2 - Understanding the social organisation of innovation

 

Reading
Salomon, M.L. & Engel, P.G.H. (1997). Networking for innovation: a participatory actororiented methodology, windows and tools. Amsterdam: KIT Press, 120 pp.

 

Background
Kline, S. and Rosenberg, N. (1986). An overview of innovation. In: Landau, R. and Rosenberg, N. (Eds.), The Positive Sum Strategy. Harnessing Technology for Economic Growth. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 275-306.

 

Schön, D.A. (1983). The Reflective Practitioner: How professionals think in action, New York: Basic Books.

 

 

 

Lecture 3 - Introducing the soft knowledge systems perspective

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H. (1997). The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press. Introduction, chapters 9 and 1 (55 pp)

 

Background
Checkland, P.B. (1988). Soft Systems Methodology: an Overview. In: Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, 15: 27-30.

 

Checkland, P.B. (1989). Soft Systems Methodology. In: Human Systems Management, 8: 273-289.

 

Checkland, P.B. and Casar, A. (1986). Vickers' Concept of an Appreciative System: a Systemic Account. In: Journal of Applied Systems Analysis, 13: 3-17.

 

Checkland, P. and Scholes, J. (1990). Soft Systems Methodology in Action. England, Chichester: John Wiley.

 

 

 

Lecture 4 - Unpacking knowledge for development

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H. (2006). Unpacking knowledge for development. Work in progress (7 pp.)

 

Engel, P.G.H. (1997). The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press, chapters 2 and 3 (34 pp).

 

Background
Barton, J.H. (2004). Knowledge. Contribution to the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. http://www.gpgtaskforce.org/bazment.aspx

 

Barton, J.H. (2004). Follow-up study on knowledge management. Contribution to the International Task Force on Global Public Goods. http://www.gpgtaskforce.org/bazment.aspx

 

 

 

Lecture 5 - Emerging patterns of social organisation for innovation

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H. The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press. Chapter 4 and 5 (46 pp).

 

Background
Latour, B. (1987). Science in Action: How to follow scientists and engineers through society. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

 

Lindblom, C. (1990). Inquiry and Change. New Haven: Yale University Press.

 

 

 

Lecture 6 - Networking knowledge as innovative practice

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H. The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press. Chapter 6 (30 pp).

 

Background
Allee, Verna (2003). The Future of Knowledge, Increasing prosperity through value
networks. Elsevier Science (USA).

 

 

 

Lecture 7 - Building upon diversity, facilitating learning and institutional change

 

Reading
Bernet, T., Thiele, G. and Zschocke, Th. (Eds) (2006). Participatory Market Chain Approach (PMCA), User Guide. Lima, Peru: International Potato Centre.

 

Engel, P.G.H. (1997). The social organisation of innovation, a focus on stakeholder interaction. Amsterdam: KIT Press. Chapter 7 and 8 (54 pp).

 

Background
Engel, P.G.H. & Carlsson, C. Enhancing Learning Through Evaluation: Approaches, Dilemmas and Some Possible Ways Forward. Maastricht: ECDPM PMB (..)

 

Leeuwis, C. & Pyburn, R. (Eds.). (2002). Wheelbarrows full of frogs: social learning in rural resource management. Assen, Netherlands: Van Gorcum

 

Whyte, W.F. (ed.) (1991). Participatory Action Research. London: Sage.

 

 

 

Lecture 8 - Dealing with diversity: accommodating social and technical practices in local forest management

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H., Hoeberichts, A. and Umans, L. (2001). Accommodating multiple interests in local forest management: a focus on facilitation, actors and practices. In: International Journal on Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology, Vol.1, Nos. ¾. United Kingdom: Interscience Enterprises Ltd.

Background
Gremmen, B. (1993). The Mystery of the Practical Use of Scientific Knowledge. Twente University: Ph.D. dissertation.

 

 

 

Lecture 9 - Bridging global capacity divides

 

Reading
Engel, P.G.H. & Houée, S. (2005). Capacities for a global management of Intellectual Property: Mapping out global initiatives and opportunities for improvement. Contribution to the International Task Force on Global Public Goods.

 

Juma, C. and Konde, V. (2002) Technical Change and Sustainable Development, Developing Countries Perspectives. Paper for Annual Meeting and Science Innovation Exposition, American Society for the Advancement of Science; February

 

Background
Juma, C. & Yee-Cheong, L. (Coordinators/Lead Authors) (2005) Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development. UN Millennium Project, Task Force on Science, Technology, and Innovation. London: Millennium Project and EarthScan.
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/reports/index.htm

 

Nair, K.N. and Menon, V. Capacity building for demand-ked research: issues and
priorities. Maastricht: Discussion paper no. 45.

 

 

 

Lecture 10 - Questions to knowledge policy and practice

 

Reading
Greenidge, C. & Engelhard, R. (2002) The need for an ACP-EU policy dialogue on science and technology for development in ACP countries. Maastricht: PMB 15.

 

International Task Force on Global Public Goods (2006). Final report: Meeting the Global Challenges. Select and read all parts with a bearing on Knowledge as a Global Public Good: www.gpgtaskforce.org

 

Background
Greenidge, C. & Engelhard, R. (2002) The need for an ACP-EU policy dialogue on science and technology for development in ACP countries. Maastricht: ECDPM DP no. 44.

 

International Task Force on Global Public Goods (2006). Final report: Meeting the Global Challenges. www.gpgtaskforce.org

 

 

 

Juma, C. & Yee-Cheong, L. (Coordinators/Lead Authors) (2005) Innovation: Applying Knowledge in Development. UN Millennium Project, Task Force on Science, Technology, and Innovation. London: Millennium Project and EarthScan.
http://www.unmillenniumproject.org/reports/index.htm

 

 

 

Some electronic references:

Knowledge Management for Development Journal: http://www.km4dev.org/journal/index.php/km4dj

African Technology Development Forum: http://www.atdforum.org/

AFTD Journal, Vol 3, Issue 3: http://www.atdforum.org/IMG/pdf/ATDF_Journal_October_2006_V3_I3.pdf

Engel, P (1997) Social Organization of Innovation, downloadable at:   http://www.kit.nl/smartsite.shtml?id=SINGLEPUBLICATION&ItemID=1512

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