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Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Gerardo Patriotta

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Knowledge is a very seductive, but elusive concept. Following the wider debate about the emergence of the information age and the knowledge society, recent years have seen an explosion of writings ... More


Introduction

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of knowledge in organizations, based on an essay by Czech writer Milan Kundera, which examined a novel written at the beginning of the ... More


Tradition and Innovation at Fiat Auto

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter provides a brief outline of the Fiat Group's origins, business activities, and organizational model. Section 4.2 outlines a profile of the company by describing its main business ... More


Knowledge-In-The-Making: The ‘Construction’ of Fiat's Melfi Factory

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter analyses the action-based processes of knowing and organizing surrounding the coming into existence of one of the most advanced car manufacturing plants in the world: Fiat's Melfi ... More


Breakdowns and Bottlenecks: Capturing the Learning Dynamics on the Assembly Line

Gerardo Patriotta

in Organizational Knowledge in the Making: How Firms Create, Use, and Institutionalize Knowledge

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199275243
eISBN:
9780191719684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199275243.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter assesses the process of institutionalization of knowledge within the Melfi factory now that the plant had reached its full production capacity. The case study presented attempts to test ... More


Commodified money and crustacean nations1

Radhika Desai

in Karl Polanyi and twenty-first-century capitalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781526127884
eISBN:
9781526155450
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526127891.00011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Though Polanyi referred to three distinct fictitious commodities, one, money, and the fate of the apex structure that commodified it, the gold standard, structured The Great Transformation’s ... More


Cars as Favors in People’s Poland

Mariusz Jastrząb

in The Socialist Car: Automobility in the Eastern Bloc

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449918
eISBN:
9780801463211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449918.003.0003
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter examines how cars in Poland came to be granted as favors for loyal or exceptionally useful subjects by those in authority. Using two sets of archival documents from 1977–1980 and ... More


Tudores & Fordores

Richard Schweid

in Che's Chevrolet, Fidel's Oldsmobile: On the Road in Cuba

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807828922
eISBN:
9781469605739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888629_schweid.5
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses the opening of rural Cuba outside of its cities by highways and the increasing reliance on automobile transport in Cuba. The Locomobile, the first North American car to reach ... More


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