Governing Knowledge Processes: Theoretical Foundations and Research Opportunities

Nicolai J. Foss, Kenneth Husted, Snejina Michailova, Torben Pedersen

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Abstract

An under-researched issue in work within the `knowledge movement' is the relation between organizational issues and knowledge processes (i.e., sharing and creating knowledge). We argue that managers can shape formal organization structure and organization forms and can influence the more informal organizational practices in order to foster knowledge sharing and creation. Theoretically, we unfold this argument by relying on key ideas of organizational economics and organizational behaviour studies. We put forward a number of refutable propositions derived from this reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationKøbenhavn
PublisherThe Center for Knowledge Governance. Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)8791506018
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003
SeriesCKG Working Paper
Number1/2003

Keywords

  • Knowledge creation
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Governance
  • Organizational economics
  • Organizational behavior

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Foss, N. J., Husted, K., Michailova, S., & Pedersen, T. (2003). Governing Knowledge Processes: Theoretical Foundations and Research Opportunities. The Center for Knowledge Governance. Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, Copenhagen Business School. CKG Working Paper, No. 1/2003