Governing Knowledge Processes: Theoretical Foundations and Research Opportunities

Nicolai Juul Foss, Kenneth Husted, Snejina Michailova, Torben Pedersen

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Abstract

An under-researched issue in work within the `knowledge movement' is therelation between organizational issues and knowledge processes (i.e., sharingand creating knowledge). We argue that managers can shape formalorganization structure and organization forms and can influence the moreinformal organizational practices in order to foster knowledge sharing andcreation. Theoretically, we unfold this argument by relying on key ideas oforganizational economics and organizational behaviour studies. We put forwarda number of refutable propositions derived from this reasoning.AcknowledgmentsWe are grateful to Anna Grandori for numerous excellent comments on anearlier draft. The standard disclaimer applies.Keywords: Knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, governance, organizationaleconomics, organizational behavior.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)8791506018
Publication statusPublished - 2003

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