Country strategic risk and knowledge management: a proposed framework for improvement

Eduardo Rodriguez*, John Edwards, Angel H. Facundo

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The world is in a period of reflection about social and economic models. In particular there is a review of the capacities that countries have for improving their competitiveness. The experiences in a society are part of the process of learning and knowledge development in that society: especially in the development of communities. Risks appear continually in the process of the search for, analysis and implementation of solutions to problems. This paper discusses the issues related to the improvement of productivity and knowledge in a society, the risk that poor or even declining productivity brings to the communities and the need to develop people that support the decision making process in communities.The approach to improve the communities' development is through the design of a research programme in knowledge management based on distance learning. The research programme implementation is designed to provide value added to the decisions in communities in order to use collective intelligence, solve collective problems and to achieve goals that support local solutions. This program is organized and focused on four intelligence areas, artificial, collective, sentient and strategic. These areas are productivity related and seek to reduce the risk of lack of competitiveness through formal and integrated problem analysis. In a country such as Colombia, where different regions face varying problems to solve and there is a low level of infrastructure, the factors of production such as knowledge, skilled labour and "soft" infrastructure can be a way to develop the society.This entails using the local physical resources adequately for creating value with the support of people in the region to lead the analysis and search for solutions in the communities. The paper will describe the framework and programme and suggest how it could be applied in Colombia.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the European Conference on Knowledge Management
PublisherAcademic Publishing
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-908272-10-2
ISBN (Print)978-1-908272-09-6
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2011
Event12th European Conference on Knowledge Management - Passau, Germany
Duration: 1 Sept 20112 Sept 2011


Conference12th European Conference on Knowledge Management
Abbreviated titleECKM 2011


  • knowledge management
  • risk management
  • strategic risk


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