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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


Rules, Routines, and Learning in Organizations

Alfred Kieser

in The Institutions of the Market: Organizations, Social Systems, and Governance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199231423
eISBN:
9780191710865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231423.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter examines the specific interplay of rules and routines in organizational learning. It is argued that rules and routines provide media of organizational learning. Organizational learning ... More


Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Ron Sanchez (ed.)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259281
eISBN:
9780191714306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259281.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Two themes have become epicentres of new management thinking in the late 1990s: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. These two themes share a common interest ... More


Action, Context, and Time: A Processual Model of 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/9780199275243.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter builds generalizations from the main empirical findings of the case studies presented earlier. The chapter is organized as follows. Section 8.2 defines the main ontological argument ... More


Re-thinking Knowledge in Organizations

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/9780199275243.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter spells out the main contributions of the book and outlines their implications for research and practice. The theoretical perspectives presented together with the empirical evidence ... 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


A Theory of the Firm's Knowledge‐Creation Dynamics

Ikujiro Nonaka and Hirotaka Takeuchi

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The thesis that the apparent success of Japanese firms rests on their ability for creation of organizational knowledge is explored. The Japanese experience is taken as a launching pad for a proposed ... More


Creation of Managerial Capabilities through Managerial Knowledge Integration: A Competence-Based Perspective

Frans A. J. van den Bosch and Raymond van Wijk

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/9780199259281.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The competence perspective has emphasized the importance of organizational resources and capabilities, particularly organizational knowledge. In investigating the management of organizational ... More


Sense Making on the Shop Floor: The Narrative Dimension of Organizational Knowledge 1

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/9780199275243.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

This chapter looks at the sense-making processes through which narratives in the workplace lead to the creation and institutionalization of organizational knowledge. The setting is the stamping shop ... More


Competence-Based Competition: Gaining Knowledge from Client Relationships 1

Petteri Sivula, Frans A. J. van den Bosch, and Tom Elfring

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/9780199259281.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

Knowledge creation and organizational learning have become central concerns in strategic management. This chapter analyzes customer relationships as a source of new organizational knowledge. ... More


The Geographies of Strategic Competence: Borrowing from Social and Educational Psychology to Sketch an Activity and Knowledge‐Based Theory of the Firm

J.‐C. Spender

in The Dynamic Firm: The Role of Technology, Strategy, Organization, and Regions

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296041
eISBN:
9780191596070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296045.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Sketches a consistent knowledge‐based theory of the firm where geography matters so that organizational knowledge must then also have a spatial dimension. The author differentiates four types of ... More


Towards A Knowledge-Based Framework of Competence Development

Steffen P. Raub

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/9780199259281.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The theory of competence-based competition emphasizes the importance of strategic learning and knowledge management for the development of organizational competence. This approach presents an ... More


The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities

Giovanni Dosi, Richard R. Nelson, and Sidney Winter (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199248544
eISBN:
9780191596155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199248540.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

In this book, the editors and a team of distinguished international contributors analyse the nature of organizational capabilities, studying how organizations do things, use their knowledge base, and ... More


Architecture

John Kay

in Foundations of Corporate Success: How Business Strategies Add Value

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198289883
eISBN:
9780191718205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828988X.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

‘Architecture’ is introduced as the first of the three primary sources of distinctive capabilities and it refers to a network of relationship contracts within, or around, the firm. It can be ... More


Product, Process, and Knowledge Architectures in Organizational Competence

Ron Sanchez

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/9780199259281.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, Knowledge Management

The ability of an organization to succeed in a competitive environment ultimately depends on its ability to provide product offers that are perceived as valuable and attractive by potential ... More


The Firm as a Locus of Competence Building

Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

in Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199253326
eISBN:
9780191698125
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

This chapter examines the idea of the firm as a competence-builder and explores how competences relate to organizational knowledge production. It argues that the competence-based approach to the firm ... More


Knowledge Management in Mergers and Acquisitions

Sajjad M. Jasimuddin

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199601462
eISBN:
9780191743320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.003.0018
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Strategy

This chapter stresses the importance of knowledge management for mergers and acquisitions (M&As), a popular strategy of survival and growth that is believed to enhance a firm’s competitive advantage ... More


Management Knowledge: A Process View 1

Simon Grand and Adrian Ackeret

in Constructing Identity in and around Organizations

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199640997
eISBN:
9780191738388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640997.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

This chapter provides a theoretical conceptualization and a detailed empirical study of management knowledge from a process perspective. It describes the development of management knowledge after an ... More


Contracts or Relationships

John Kay

in The Business of Economics

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198292227
eISBN:
9780191596520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198292228.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

“Architecture” is introduced as the basis of competitive advantage for many companies. It refers to a network of relationship contracts within, or around, the firm. It can be sub‐divided into ... More


Knowledge and Information in Organizational Learning: An Introduction

Chun Wei Choo

in The Inquiring Organization: How Organizations Acquire Knowledge and Seek Information

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199782031
eISBN:
9780190459598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199782031.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the nature of and the relationship between organizational knowledge, knowledge acquisition, organizational learning, and organizational information behavior. It suggests that ... More


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