5) Organizational Structure
In order to maintain the ability to evolve and quickly adapt to unforeseen
events and outcomes, the BCNGroup will configure itself to operate as
a virtual enterprise.
Its members will work together to seek out opportunities, to make discoveries
and to freely share basic results. Its members will form contracts with
third parties to develop specific products in a way that does not limit
but rather enhances public access to basic scientific discoveries.
The BCNGroup itself will be a testbed for the formation, operation
and reconfiguration of virtual enterprise. It has formally incorporated
as a non-profit organization, and will seek maximum freedom in making
decisions regarding its activities.
The BCNGroup will create new concepts on how scientific research can
be independently funded and how knowledge can be disseminated.
The BCNGroup will strive to serve as a prototype for how business and
science communities interact in the 21st century.
One aspect of the testbed will be the implementation of a multilingual-shared
knowledge base. This will make the BCNGroup's corporate knowledge available
to members and subscribers via the worldwide web.
The knowledge base will initially consist of a gray literature collection
hyper-linked to a multilingual (language independent) concept space.
This resource will be maintained at a central facility for the collection
and dissemination of new and existing research in the fields of Behavioral
and Computational Neuropsychology (BCN), and Applied Semiotics and Intelligence
Additional fields for supported investigations will be specified in