Authority in the context of distributed knowledge


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Authority in the context of distributed knowledge

Vis færre oplysninger Foss, Kirsten en_US Foss, Nicolai J. en_US 2009-02-04T10:25:25Z 2009-02-04T10:25:25Z 2003-11-13T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 8778731402 en_US
dc.description.abstract The notion of distributed knowledge is increasingly often invoked in discussions of economic organization. In particular, the claim that authority is inefficient as a means of coordination in the context of distributed knowledge has become widespread. However, very little analysis has been dedicated to the relation between economic organization and distributed knowledge. In this paper, we concentrate on the role of authority as a coordination mechanism under conditions of distributed knowledge, and also briefly discuss other issues of economic organization. We clarify the meanings of authority and distributed knowledge, and criticize the above claim by arguing that authority may be a superior mechanism of coordination under distributed knowledge. We also discuss how distributed knowledge influences the boundaries of firms. Our arguments rely on insights in problem-solving and on ideas from organizational economics. en_US
dc.format.extent 27 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DRUID working paper;2003-08 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LINK Working paper;2002-02 en_US
dc.subject.other videnledelse en_US
dc.subject.other virksomhedens afgrænsning en_US
dc.subject.other problemløsning en_US
dc.subject.other autoritet en_US
dc.subject.other distribueret viden« en_US
dc.title Authority in the context of distributed knowledge en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.accessionstatus modt03nov13 inrumo en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi en_US
dc.contributor.department Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics
dc.contributor.departmentshort LINK en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort DRUID
dc.contributor.departmentshort INT
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics & Strategy en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INT
dc.idnumber 8778731402 en_US København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2003 en_US

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