Attracting and retaining knowledge workers in knowledge cities

Yigitcanlar, Tan, Baum, Scott, & Horton, Stephen (2007) Attracting and retaining knowledge workers in knowledge cities. Journal of Knowledge Management, 11(5), pp. 6-17.

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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate ways to attract and retain knowledge workers in a globally successful knowledge city or a city aspiring to become one. Design/methodology/approach – The paper reviews the literature on knowledge work and workers and provides useful recommendations on the fundamentals of how to attract and retain knowledge workers. Findings – The paper sheds light on attracting and retaining knowledge workers that knowledge industries, knowledge-based development and knowledge cities rely on. Originality/value – The paper provides an in-depth discussion on the concepts of knowledge work, knowledge workers and what these workers want when they are not at work.

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ID Code: 15001
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Cities, Economic development, Employee turnover, Knowledge management, Knowledge organizations, Leisure facilities
DOI: 10.1108/13673270710819762
ISSN: 1367-3270
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200) > Urban and Regional Economics (140218)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500) > Land Use and Environmental Planning (120504)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (160400) > Urban and Regional Studies (excl. Planning) (160404)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Emerald
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 02 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:34

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