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Managing Knowledge
Perspectives on Cooperation and Competition

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October 1996 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using both established as well as more recent modes of inquiry, this book sheds new light on an increasingly important dimension of organizational cooperation and competition - that of knowledge and knowledge transfer. Based on research and practice, the book addresses a wide range of issues concerning the management of knowledge, from knowledge transfer between organizations to knowledge management within organizations.

Divided into two parts, Managing Knowledge reflects a fundamental conceptual distinction between two world-views. The first part is characterized by representationism, or traditional approaches to viewing knowledge, knowledge transfer and cooperative strategies. The contributors provide a clear overview of the current research on knowledge management, and bring together studies on the sociology of knowledge, strategic management and learning theory. The second part focuses on anti-representationism, or new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge transfer in organizational cooperation. These perspectives, based on autopoiesis theory, go far beyond conventional ways of perceiving and managing knowledge and their implications for management theory and practice are fully examined.

Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Introduction
 
PART ONE: REPRESENTATIONISM: TRADITIONAL APPROACHES TO VIEWING KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER AND COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES
John Harald Aadne, Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos
Representationism
The Traditional Approach to Cooperative Strategies  
Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Imitation of Knowledge
A Sociology of Knowledge Perspective  
Ken Wathne, Johan Roos and Georg von Krogh
Towards a Theory of Knowledge Transfer in a Cooperative Context
Marjorie Lyles, Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos and Dirk Kleine
The Impact of Individual and Organizational Learning on Formation and Management of Organizational Cooperation
Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Arguments on Knowledge and Competence
Thorvald H[di]aerem, Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Knowledge-Based Strategic Change
Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos and Thorvald H[di]aerem
Restructuring
Avoiding the Phantom Limb Effect  
 
PART TWO: ANTI-REPRESENTATIONISM: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON KNOWLEDGE AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN ORGANIZATIONAL COOPERATION
Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos and Ken Slocum
An Essay on Corporate Epistemology
Salvatore Vicari, Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos and Volker Mahnke
Knowledge Creation through Cooperative Experimentation
Georg von Krogh, Johan Roos and Georg Yip
A Note on the Epistemology of Globalizing Firms
Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Conversation Management for Knowledge Development
Georg von Krogh and Johan Roos
Afterword
An Agenda for Practice and Future Research  

`The work is a scholarly treatise and all contributors have displayed remarkable prowess in conceptualisation. Yet, every theme has been examined so that the practising manager may be provided with guidelines.... With commedable methodological rigour, the authors have drawn extensively from meticulously researched work in the fields of sociology of knowledge and strategic management and then formulated their own integrative model. Their work is characterised by both depth and breadth.... important and intellectually challenging' - Management Review (India)


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