A Study on Knowledge Creation Support in a Japanese Research Institute

  • Jing Tian
  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
  • Hongtao Ren
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4092)


With the knowledge civilization development, the creation of knowledge and technology attracts an increasing interest in scientific research and practice. Universities and research institutes play a vital role in creating and transmitting scientific knowledge. Thus, enhancing the scientific knowledge creation in academia is a significant issue. In the paper, we investigate what aspects of knowledge creation processes in academic research we should support in particular. A questionnaire-based survey was conducted in a Japanese research institute (JAIST). By using a multiple criteria formulation and reference point method, we extract useful information and knowledge from the data base of survey results. Most critical and important problems are discovered by the negative and positive evaluations with respect to the conditions of scientific creativity. The results of the investigation give also valuable information for research and development management in universities and research organizations.


Scientific knowledge creation questionnaire-based survey creativity support 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jing Tian
    • 1
  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Hongtao Ren
    • 1
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)Nomi, IshikawaJapan
  2. 2.National Institute of TelecommunicationsWarsawPoland

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