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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 810782, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/810782
Research Article

Assessment on Knowledge Network Sharing Capability of Industrial Cluster Based on Dempster-Shafer Theory of Evidence

1School of Public Management, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
2Local Governance and Local Development Research Centre of Hubei, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
3School of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Central China Normal University, 152 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China

Received 22 December 2013; Accepted 25 February 2014; Published 24 March 2014

Academic Editors: H. R. Karimi, X. Yang, Z. Yu, and W. Zhang

Copyright © 2014 Shengli Dai and Hailin Zhang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Based on Theory of Evidence and reviewing research papers concerned, a concept model of knowledge sharing network among industrial cluster firms, which can be applied to assess knowledge sharing capacity, has been built. Next, the authors create a set of assessment index systems including twelve subindexes under four principle indexes. In this study, ten experts in the same field were invited to score all the indexes of knowledge sharing capacity concerning one certain industrial cluster. The research result shows relatively high knowledge network sharing capacity among the certain industrial cluster firms. Another conclusion is that the assessment method with Theory of Evidence is feasible to conduct such a research.