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.
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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