Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) in the knowledge transfer assessment

key words: transfer of knowledge, rural, local development, fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis - fsQCA


The aim of this article is to present a fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fuzzy set Qualitative Comparative Analysis - fsQCA) as a methodological concept to evaluate the processes involving knowledge related to the rural development. Selected municipalities, where activities for local development are carried out in everyday work, were a case study. The analysis focuses on the process of knowledge transfer. Transfer is most complex of all processes involving knowledge. It contains several important elements that form a strong foundation for the organization efficiency, namely: knowledge acquisition, knowledge sharing, dissemination of knowledge and knowledge sharing. On the effectiveness of this process depends largely the level of economic development of the area i.a: update information, faster decision-making, use the different external sources to finance various projects, innovative solutions implementation to acquire competitiveness of the area.


Krakowiak-Bal A., Ziemiańczyk U. 2016. Fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA) in the knowledge transfer assessment. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2016/ III (2 (Jun 2016))