In the Vietnamese science community, knowledge production and sharing are still limited. Based on intensive field work in South Vietnam, the author investigates how organizations operating in the field of water research understand and practice knowledge management. The national science policy, culture and tradition, international collaboration and local market forces all contribute to the current conditions of knowledge exchange in Vietnam. It is shown that the concentration of organizations in "knowledge clusters" could possibly increase the innovative capacity of R&D which represents a key driving force in the country's ambitious plans of becoming a middle income country.
Tatjana Bauer is a consultant in the field of knowledge management and governance. She previously worked as a junior researcher within the WISDOM Project of the Center for Development Research (ZEF).
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Solvay Gerke is Professor of Development Research and Director, ZEF.
Hans-Dieter Evers is Professor emeritus of Development Planning and Development Policy and Senior Fellow, ZEF.