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A compilation of resources on knowledge cities and knowledge‐based development

María del Rosario González Ovalle (Representative of Users’ Attendance in the Department Logistic and Technological Support, ITESM Graduated School, Monterrey, México (
José Antonio Alvarado Márquez (Software Developer at Softtek, Nuevo León, México (
Samuel David Martínez Salomón (CCNA Cisco Program Instructor in the Department of Computer Sciences, ITESM Graduated School, Monterrey, México (

Journal of Knowledge Management

ISSN: 1367-3270

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



The purpose of this article is to provide organized, synthesized information related to initiatives throughout the world based on knowledge‐based development (KBD) such as knowledge cities (KCs), knowledge regions, and knowledge countries. A first search was conducted using the Internet and specialized databases under the keywords “knowledge cities”. The information compiled led to other related keywords which branched out the search. All resulting information was then collated and integrated into a number of categories all unified under the field of knowledge‐based development. A compilation of information on the topic “knowledge cities” and other topics related to knowledge‐based development. The information is presented in eight sections: a glossary of KC‐related terms, a list of knowledge‐based development initiatives, a list of associations and organizations related to the topic, a list of urban KBD‐related value dimensions and their indicators, a list of international rankings, a list of special editions on KCs, a bibliography, and a directory of related sites on the Internet. This effort resulted in a public service available at the World Wide Web. The information included in this compilation is limited mainly to public domain information available throughout Internet in both English and Spanish, as well as in selected databases.



del Rosario González Ovalle, M., Alvarado Márquez, J.A. and Martínez Salomón, S.D. (2004), "A compilation of resources on knowledge cities and knowledge‐based development", Journal of Knowledge Management, Vol. 8 No. 5, pp. 107-127.



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