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Organizations As Knowledge Systems

Organizations As Knowledge Systems

by Haridimos Tsoukas, Nikolaos Mylonopoulos
     
 
In today's information-rich world enabled by powerful technologies and global communications networks, we face the dangers of information reductionism. We often allow ourselves to believe that the masses of information we collect about a skill, a company or a market equals the knowledge of an expert. We fail to notice that this information is by itself sterile, in the

Overview

In today's information-rich world enabled by powerful technologies and global communications networks, we face the dangers of information reductionism. We often allow ourselves to believe that the masses of information we collect about a skill, a company or a market equals the knowledge of an expert. We fail to notice that this information is by itself sterile, in the sense that it describes past events and not future potential. We easily bypass the fact that someone more knowledgeable is able to make more refined judgements of significance on the same information that we hold. We take knowledge for granted, forgetting that what we are good at (what we know best) is embedded in the social practice of carrying out our work in collaboration with others, and that the same skills abandon us when we stop practising them. These distinctive elements of knowledge are essential for understanding the ways in which firms convert their collective stock of expertise into value for their customers, their shareholders and society at large. This book advances our understanding of organizations as knowledge systems by exploring the processes of organizational knowing and learning, of managing distributed organizational knowledge, and the extent to which such processes become institutionalized routines that contribute to the development of dynamic capabilities in firms over time.

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'The highly challenging and fundamental frame-setting beginning of the book ...is reflected in most of the chapters...They are more conceptual and prescriptive in nature than empirical, and the empirical examples provided are...explorative and experience-driven in nature. This provides us with a number of fresh and interesting insights on organizational knowledge, learning and capabilites.' - Organization Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230571150
Publisher:
Palgrave-UK-USA
Publication date:
12/19/2003
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

V. ANYFIOTI Consultant with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
CHRIS ARGYRIS Harvard University Monitor Company Group, LP
HELEN BLAIR Royal Holloway, University of London
IRMA BOGENRIEDER Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
NIELS-INGVAR BOER Department of Information and Decision Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
MARIA DASKALAKI Kingston Business School
TIMOTHY DEVINNEY Australian Graduate School of Management
S. DUTTA Dean of Technology and E-Learning at INSEAD
T. EVGENIOU Assistant Professor of Information Systems at INSEAD
STEPHEN GOURLAY
STEFAN HAEFLIGER Institute of Management, University of St Gallen
MARLEYN HUYSMAN Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
KULDEEP KUMAR Department of Decision Sciences & Information Systems, Florida International University
ARIE LEWIN Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
SILVIA MASSINI Manchester School of Management
DAVID MIDGLEY INSEAD
BART NOOTEBOOM Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
CHRISTOS PITELIS The Judge Institute of Management and Queen's College, University of Cambridge
LESLEY TRELEAVEN School of Management, University of Western Sydney
PETER VAN BAALEN Department of Information and Decision Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam
GEORG VON KROGH Institute of Management, University of St Gallen
CHRISTINE WOO University of Technology, Sydney

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