The Emerging Knowledge Governance Approach: Challenges and Characteristics

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    Abstract

    The “knowledge governance approach” is characterized as a distinctive, emerging approach that cuts across the fields of knowledge management, organisation studies, strategy, and human resource management. Knowledge governance is taken up with how the deployment of governance mechanisms influences knowledge processes, such as sharing, retaining and creating knowledge. It insists on clear micro (behavioural) foundations, adopts an
    economizing perspective, and examines the links between knowledge-based units of analysis with diverse characteristics and governance mechanisms with diverse capabilities of handling these transactions. Research issues that the knowledge governance approach illuminates are sketched
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
    PublisherDRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
    Number of pages26
    ISBN (Print)8778732018
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    SeriesDRUID Working Paper
    Number06-10

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    Foss, N. J. (2006). The Emerging Knowledge Governance Approach: Challenges and Characteristics. DRUID - Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics. DRUID Working Paper, No. 06-10