The firm as an epistemic community: The knowledge based view revisited

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The firm as an epistemic community: The knowledge based view revisited

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dc.contributor.author Håkanson, Lars en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:23:57Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:23:57Z
dc.date.issued 2008-12-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6534
dc.description.abstract Based on a social-constructivist conceptualization of knowledge as residing in groups of practitioners, epistemic communities, this paper proposes a new perspective on the knowledge based view of the firm and sketches the outline of a new research agenda. It argues that the cost of governing knowledge processes depends as much on the cognitive background of the exchange partners as on the tacitness of the knowledge. Firms exist because they may form epistemic communities in their own right with enabling and motivational properties superior to those of markets in the governance of knowledge processes across epistemic boundaries. Establishing a firm as an epistemic community requires transaction specific investments that are difficult to realize under market forms of governance. en_US
dc.format.extent 43 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working paper;2008-04 en_US
dc.title The firm as an epistemic community: The knowledge based view revisited en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modrt08dec01 nijemo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for International Økonomi og Virksomhedsledelse en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of International Economics and Management en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IEM en_US
dc.idnumber x656557302 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2008 en_US


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