Knowledge Assets: Securing Competetive Advantage in the Information Economy

Knowledge Assets: Securing Competetive Advantage in the Information Economy

by Max H. Boisot
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198290861

ISBN-13: 9780198290865

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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 institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remains poorly understood. If we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a

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Overview

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 institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remains poorly understood. If we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a new approach to property rights based on a deeper theoretical understanding of knowledge assets.

This clear, accessible study provides some of the key building blocks needed for a theory of knowledge assets. Boisot develops a powerful conceptual framework—the Information-Space or I-Space—for exploring the way knowledge flows within and between organizations. This framework will enable managers and students to explore and understand how knowledge and information assets differ from physical assets, and how to deal with them at a strategic level within their organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198290865
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
1Introduction1
2The Information Perspective19
3The Information Space (I-Space)41
4The Paradox of Value70
5Neoclassical versus Schumpeterian Orientation to Learning90
6Culture as a Knowledge Asset117
7Products, Technologies, and Organization in the Social Learning Cycle152
8Competence and Intent180
9Information Technology and its Impact206
10Applying the I-Space230
11Recapitulation and Conclusion254
Bibliography272
Index280

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