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e-scholarship management research (ERIM)

Published on: 01/12/2007
This eScholarship Management Research carried by the ERIM at RSM Erasmus University tries to demonstrate and describe the developments and current practices in electronic scholarship in business and management research in European business schools and universities. This case aims to bring together academic researchers, their support staff and their external academic and non-academic audiences in developing electronic knowledge exchange processes and practices. The programme focuses on the 'generation next' in academic scholarship, where networking, collaboration and collective leadership is the trend that will replace the traditional patterns of knowledge production. Change is everywhere in academic life, and we want to communicate and document about these emerging e-practices in the academic world in Europe to help others benefit and learn from them.

Description of target users and groups

Academic researchers, their support staff and their external academic and non-academic audiences.

Description of the way to implement the initiative

We collaborate with our academic and business networks for the production and exchange of academic knowledge through web-based services and co-creation networks.

Technology solution

We are building a mainport of management knowledge at ERIM, where we experiment with new forms of web-based interaction and tools for academics. We use open standards and try to build web-services for academics which can maximize their visibility and inter-academic collaboration efforts. Technology choice: Mainly (or only) open standards

Main results, benefits and impacts

This project will be the first e-scholarship network for business and management research in Europe. It builds on existing academic research institutes, scholarly associations and research networks.

Return on investment

Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available

Lessons learnt

Lesson 1 - Be the first mover. Lesson 2 - Exploit the possibilities of e-communities for the field. Lesson 3 - Be active in development of services for peers. Scope: International