Robustnesss of a Distributed Knowledge Management Model

Mogens Kühn Pedersen, Michael Holm Larsen

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    In globalizing competitive markets knowledge exchange between business organizations requires incentive mechanisms to ensure tactical purposes while strategic purposes are subject to joint organization and other forms of contractual obligations. Where property of knowledge (e.g. patents and copyrights) and contract-based knowledge exchange do not obtain network effectiveness because of prohibitive transaction costs in reducing uncertainty, we suggest a robust model for peer produced knowledge within a distributed setting. The peer produced knowledge exchange model relies upon a double loop knowledge conversion with symmetric incentives in a network since the production of actor specific knowledge makes any knowledge appropriation by use of property rights by the actors irrelevant. Without property rights in knowledge the actor network generates opportunity for incentive symmetry over a period of time. The model merges specific knowledge with knowledge from other actors into a decision support system specific for each actor in the network in recognition of actor role differences. The article suggests a set of 9 static and 5 dynamic propositions for the model to maintain symmetric incentives between different actor networks. The model is proposed for business networks.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 2004
    EditorsRalph H. Sprague, Jr.
    Number of pages12
    Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, CA
    Publication date2004
    ISBN (Print)0769520561
    Publication statusPublished - 2004
    EventHawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2004 - Big Island, Hawaii, United States
    Duration: 5 Jan 20048 Jan 2004
    Conference number: 37


    ConferenceHawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2004
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBig Island, Hawaii
    SponsorInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
    SeriesProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences

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