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Knowing and Organizing

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/9780199275243.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter reviews the four main perspectives on organizational knowledge: the cognitive approach, knowledge-based approach, situated approach, and ‘techno-science’ approach. The cognitive approach ... More


Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

Humankind has always lived in a knowledge society. Yet, although we have been discussing the problem of valid knowledge since Plato and probably before, it was only in the second half of the 20th ... More


Codification, Abstraction, and Firm Differences: A Cognitive Information‐based Perspective

Max H. Boisot, Ian C. MacMillan, and Kyeong Seok Han

in Explorations in Information Space: Knowledge, Actors, and Firms

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199250875
eISBN:
9780191719509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250875.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

The resource-based view shares with population ecology, organizational systematics, organizational cladistics, and institutional theory a concern with why firms differ and with what keeps them ... More


Creating Value with Knowledge: Insights from the IBM Institute for Business Value

Eric Lesser and Lawrence Prusak (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780195165128
eISBN:
9780199835751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195165128.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The mid-1990s saw the rise of an important movement: a recognition that organizational knowledge, in its various forms and attributes, could be an important source of competitive advantage in the ... More


The Emergence of Entrepreneurship Policy

David B. Audretsch, Max C. Keilbach, and Erik E. Lehmann

in Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195183511
eISBN:
9780199783663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183511.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explains how and why public policy has turned to entrepreneurship as a mechanism for generating economic growth and employment. It reviews the public policy approach consistent with the ... More


The Innovation System of Norwegian Aquacultured Salmonids

Heidi Wiig Aslesen

in Innovation, Path Dependency, and Policy: The Norwegian Case

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199551552
eISBN:
9780191720819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199551552.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy, Innovation

This chapter focuses especially on the innovation system of aquaculture of salmon and trout in Norway. It describes the sector in a national and global context, and highlights innovation strategies ... More


Studying Organizational Knowledge

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/9780199275243.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter develops a three-lens framework to describe and observe knowledge-based phenomena in a systematic fashion. This consists of the following: time, breakdowns, and narratives. The three ... More


The ‘Strategic Theory of the Firm’

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Strategy research is increasingly influenced by economic theories of the firm, particularly modern organizational economics (OE) and a host of currents classified as ‘knowledge-based view of the ... More


Managerial Thought and Institutions

John F. Wilson and Andrew Thomson

in The Making of Modern Management: British Management in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261581
eISBN:
9780191718588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261581.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses two important dimensions of managerial professionalism. The first is the predominant framework of management thought and the emergence of a managerial knowledge base in ... More


Globalization, Regionalization, and the Knowledge‐Based Economy in Hong Kong

Michael J. Enright

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The Hong Kong economy has been influenced by globalization, regionalization, and the emergence of the knowledge‐based economy perhaps more than any other. Hong Kong is unique in terms of its ... More


Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

John H. Dunning (ed.)

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The underlying theme of this book is the impact of the increasing globalization of economic activity, and the advent of the knowledge‐based economy, on the spatial distribution of economic activity, ... 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


Knowledge, Globalization, and Regions: An Economist's Perspective

David B. Audretsch

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The issues involving the links between the geography of economic activity and the emergence of the knowledge‐based economy addressed in the first chapter are examined in more detail in seven main ... More


The Diffusion of Soft Innovations

Paul Stoneman

in Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572489
eISBN:
9780191722257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter considers alternative models of the demand for (diffusion of) soft innovations. From the several models, the list of factors shown to be important in the innovation process includes the ... More


Knowledge‐based Views of the Firm

Nicolai J. Foss

in Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy: The Coordination of Firms and Resources

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199240647
eISBN:
9780191602177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240647.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter argues that the theory of the firm put forward in Nelson and Winter (1982) is less about bounded rationality than it is about socially held tacit knowledge. Attempts to combine the two ... More


Innovation Policy in the Knowledge‐based Economy—Can Theory Guide Policy Making?

Jens Nyholm, Lars Normann, Claus Frelle‐Petersen, Mark Riis, and Peter Torstensen

in The Globalizing Learning Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199258178
eISBN:
9780191595868
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258171.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter discusses features of the evolving knowledge‐based economy as perceived from a European policy maker's perspective, and confronts these features with two different economic research ... More


Knowledge Capitalism: Business, Work, and Learning in the New Economy

Alan Burton-Jones

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296225
eISBN:
9780191685217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Strategy

This book looks at how the shift to a knowledge-based economy is redefining firms, empowering individuals, and reshaping the links between learning and work using economic, management and ... More


How Does AH Succeed at Reading?

Michael McCloskey

in Visual Reflections: A Perceptual Deficit and Its Implications

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195168693
eISBN:
9780199871513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168693.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter considers how AH is apparently able to read successfully in daily life and why she and others were unaware of her reading difficulties. It suggests that AH's reading processes rely ... More


The Transition to Knowledge Capitalism

Alan Burton-Jones

in Knowledge Capitalism: Business, Work, and Learning in the New Economy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296225
eISBN:
9780191685217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296225.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Strategy

This chapter looks into how the rise of knowledge capital affects globalized competition, the changes in employment arrangements, the restructuring of firms and its ownership, and the falling demand ... More


Firms, Regions, and Strategy in a Diverging World: The Australian Case

Peter Sheehan and Bhajan Grewal

in Regions, Globalization, and the Knowledge-Based Economy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250011
eISBN:
9780191596216
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250014.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Many countries distant from the mainstream of knowledge‐based wealth creation have a number of related concerns: whether it can be ensured that, as nations, they will participate fully in emerging ... More


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