Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

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Today's management thinking is centered on two fields: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. Drawing on research by noted scholars in the fields, this volume will provide new theoretical impetus for management researchers, while suggesting useful new methods and tools for practitioners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199240289
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/8/2001
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Ron Sanchez is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. From 1998-1999 he was a Visiting Professor of Management in the Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy at the Copenhagen Business School. Previous appointments have included Associate Professor of Management at the University of Western Australia, Assistant Professor of Policy and Strategy at the University of Illinois, and Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at ESSEC in France.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Managing Knowledge into Competence
1. Managing Knowledge into Competence: The Five Learning Cycles of the Competent Organization, Ron Sanchez
Part II: Individual Knowledge and Individual/Group Learning Interactions
2. Building and Developing Capabilities: A Cognitive Congruence Framework, Yasmin Merali
3. Managing the Dissemination of Competences, Johan Stein and Jonas Ridderstråle
4. Competence-based Competition: Gaining Knowledge from Client Relationships, Petteri Sivula, Frans A. J. van den Bosch, and Tom Elfring
Part III: Group Knowledge and Group/Organization Learning Interactions
5. Towards a Knowledge-based Framework of Competence Development, Steffen P. Raub
6. Dormant Capabilities, Complex Organizations, and Renewal, Charles Baden-Fuller and Henk Volberda
7. Why Less Knowledge Can Lead to More Learning: Innovation Processes in Small vs. Large Firms, Fiona Murray and Nicolay Worren
Part IV: Organizational Knowledge and the Management Function
8. Creation of Managerial Capabilities through Managerial Knowledge Integration: A Competence-based Perspective, Frans A. J. van den Bosch and Raymond van Wijk
9. Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law: Managing a Firm's Competence Base in a Regime of Weak Appropriability, Max Boisot and Dorothy Griffiths
10. A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning, Philippe Lorino
11. Product, Process, and Knowledge Architectures in Organizational Competence, Ron Sanchez

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