Virtuous Cycle

A recurring cycle of events, the result of each one being to increase the beneficial effect of the next (Oxford Dictionaries). In terms of knowledge ecosystems, ongoing communication and exchange, and increasing trust and collaboration, can result in a virtuous cycle of increased knowledge exchange and creation, within and across an organization (e.g. research institution), enterprise, group, region or network. The overall effect is increasing collective insight and impact.

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