Getting Started: the Governing Knowledge Commons (GKC) Framework
Here are excellent starting points for understanding the GKC research framework and getting started on GKC-themed research:
- A brief description of knowledge commons and knowledge commons governance.
- A brief explanation of the Governing Knowledge Commons research framework.
The Foundational GKC Papers
Commentary on that article:
- Elinor Ostrom, The Institutional Analysis and Development Framework and the Commons
- Thrainn Eggertsson, Mapping Social Technologies in the Cultural Commons
- Wendy J. Gordon, Discipline and Nourish: On Constructing Commons
- Gregg P. Macey, Cooperative Institutions in Cultural Commons
- Robert P. Merges, Individual Creators in the Cultural Commons
- Michael J. Madison, Brett M. Frischmann & Katherine J. Strandburg, Reply: The Complexity of Commons
Related Knowledge Commons Scholarship
- Charlotte Hess & Elinor Ostrom, “Introduction: An Overview of the Knowledge Commons”, from Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice (Charlotte Hess & Elinor Ostrom eds.) (MIT Press, 2006)
- Charlotte Hess, “Mapping the New Commons”, Presented at The Twelfth Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons, Cheltenham, UK, 14-18 July 2008
- Charlotte Hess. 2012. “The Unfolding of the Knowledge Commons”, St. Anthony’s International Review 8(1) (May):13-24.
- Yochai Benkler. 2017. “Law, Innovation, and Collaboration in Networked Economy and Society”, Annual Review of Law and Social Science 13:231-250.
Bibliography of Knowledge Commons Case Studies and Related Scholarship
Knowledge Management Initiative
Beginning in 2022, researchers associated with the Workshop on Governing Knowledge Commons are building an open archive of research materials related to knowledge commons case studies, to help future researchers understand ongoing knowledge commons projects, help with meta-analysis, facilitate comparisons among cases, and improve the quality of knowledge commons research overall.
The archive is housed in the Illinois Data Bank and the IDEALS Institutional Repository at the University of Illinois.
Materials being collected and contributed include survey protocols, codebooks, interview transcripts, computational scripts, project papers and research results, network files, and figures.
To learn more about the Initiative, including how to contribute to it and how to access it, contact any of the four leaders of the Workshop.