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Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Max H. Boisot

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and ... More


Neoclassical versus Schumpeterian Orientation to Learning

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter recognizes and discusses two distinct strategic orientations to the paradox. Each builds on quite a different set of assumptions around how learning emerges from information flows and ... More


Products, Technologies, and Organization in the Social Learning Cycle

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

The main message of this chapter is that as a firm becomes more information-intensive, the boundaries drawn between its products, technologies, and organization are often hard to establish. A firm's ... More


Introduction

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Knowledge has come to be viewed as an advantage in its own right and not simply as an improvement of other kinds of assets. Prompted by the rapid spread of the information economy, knowledge assets ... More


Culture as a Knowledge Asset

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Culture works at many levels of aggregation. The culture of a group, firm, industry or profession; of a region; and of a country, can be discussed. Yet at whatever level is chosen to define it – ... More


The Paradox of Value

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

Knowledge assets are a source of competitive gain for firms that have them. They allow them to bring greater products or services to market quicker and in greater volumes than their competitors can ... More


Recapitulation and Conclusion

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This final chapter explores the broader implications of the analysis for strategic management of knowledge assets in the twenty-first century. In industrialized countries, this kind of management ... More


Industrializing Late

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

This chapter introduces the phenomenon of the rise of a handful of countries outside the North Atlantic —the rest—to the ranks of world‐class competitors in a wide range of mid‐technology industries, ... More


“The Rest” Will Rise Again

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

One of the most controversial aspects of the rise of the successful late industrializing countries (the rest) was the role played by the government. As seen in this book, governments in the rest all ... More


Competence and Intent

Max H. Boisot

in Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296072
eISBN:
9780191685194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

If a firm has a core competence, then as well as forming part of the rhetoric of its top manager, it will show up as forming part of a firm's knowledge assets. Sometimes – more infrequently – the ... More


National Firm Leaders

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

After floundering for a century, the successful late industrializing countries (the rest) succeeded in creating professionally managed, large‐scale, national firms, although their importance varied ... More


Why Less Knowledge Can Lead to More Learning: Innovation Processes in Small vs. Large Firms

Fiona Murray and Nicolay Worren

in Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Numerous studies have explored the influence of firm size on the processes of technological innovation. Despite financial constraints and a limited knowledge base, small firms may possess a superior ... More


Technology, Organization, and Competitiveness: Perspectives on Industrial and Corporate Change

Giovanni Dosi, David J. Teece, and Josef Chytry (eds)

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198290964
eISBN:
9780191596162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198290969.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The profitability and growth of business firms is increasingly dependent upon the development and astute deployment of intangible (knowledge) assets. Wealth creation in an open world economy depends ... More


Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

John Child and Martin Ihrig (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

This book is about knowledge, which is the wellspring of progress and the major competitive factor in business today. It brings together and commemorates the contributions that Max Boisot made to our ... More


Multinational Enterprise Strategies and Development

Alan M. Rugman and Jonathan P. Doh

in Multinationals and Development

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300115611
eISBN:
9780300150506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300115611.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the role of MNEs in economic development and examines the business strategies of MNEs as they affect economic development. It includes a discussion of the potential for ... More


The Three Phases of Max Boisot’s Theorizing

John-Christopher Spender

in Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199669165
eISBN:
9780191749346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Max’s PhD re-framed Weber’s (and Needham’s) classic question of why China failed to generate an industrial revolution in a remarkably novel way. His codification-diffusion matrix suggested Western ... More


Enablement and Written Description

Matthew Fisher

in Patent Law in Global Perspective

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199334278
eISBN:
9780199361106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199334278.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter considers the birth and development of the patent specification as the chosen vessel for communicating an invention to the public, and the interpretation of the standards to which is it ... More


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