Framework for Utilization of Global Resources for Knowledge Creation and Application Through Flexible Organizations
This chapter examines the potential of utilizing productive resources available around the globe through application of information technologies and principles of flexible organizational design. This is proposed with a view to bring the vast untapped potential of rural communities and population living in tier 2 and 3 cities in the mainstream of global economy through globally connected networks and systems. Knowledge creation and dissemination process is governed by three important macro variables of people, process, and technology. People are the fundamental units for creation and application of knowledge. Processes are the vital structures of organizations supported by enabling technologies like ICT. For an optimal performance level, these three important macro variables have to interplay in a flexible domain to resonate with the fast-changing internal and external environment. The suggested framework covers the three dimensions at holistic level as no single variable will provide the desired outcome.