By R. Kim Cragin

Case reviews of eleven terrorist teams in Mindanao, the West financial institution and Gaza Strip, and southwest Colombia convey how those teams have exchanged applied sciences and data that allows you to innovate (i.e., enhance their operational capabilities). The research presents nationwide protection policymakers with perception into the innovation approach and indicates ways in which executive guidelines can create limitations to terrorists1 adoption of recent applied sciences.

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Inkpen, “Learning, Knowledge Acquisition, and Strategic Alliances,” European Management Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, 1998, pp. 223–229. 17 In examining the nature of the source organization in a knowledge exchange, the level of “match” between that group and the potential receiver organization is critical. 21 Characteristics of the Transmission Mode For technology to be transmitted between two organizations, a transmission mode must be in place. Potential exchange mechanisms between organizations (discussed in greater detail below) include the following: • Vicarious experience.

2, 2001, pp. 213–237. 19 Rogers (1995). 20 Inkpen (1998). 21 Lane and Lubatkin (1998). 20 Sharing the Dragon’s Teeth: Terrorist Groups and the Exchange of New Technologies • Exchange of descriptive information. Codified knowledge such as manuals, recipes, and instructions can be produced by one group and shared with others. , posted on the Internet) or private. • Exchange of physical technologies. Embodied knowledge such as weapons or the materials needed to produce them can be exchanged from one group to another.

20–21); Abuza (2004b, p. 42); Mark Turner, “Terrorism and Secession in the Southern Philippines: The Rise of the Abu Sayyaf,” Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 17, No. 1, June 1995, pp. 1–18; Turner (2003, pp. 395–396); “Validation of the Existence of the ASG,” internal document prepared for the Philippine National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA), February 14, 1997; International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), “Separatist Rebellion in the Southern Philippines,” Strategic Comments, Vol.

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