Knowledge governance mechanisms and the theory of the firm

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Knowledge governance mechanisms and the theory of the firm

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dc.contributor.author Grandori, Anna en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-04T10:25:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-04T10:25:27Z
dc.date.issued 2004-03-23T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/6920
dc.description.abstract The paper builds on existing empirical research on knowledge transfer and sharing in inter-firm and intra-firm networks, for constructing a comparative framework. The first comparative question addressed is: what types of organizational network can govern what types of knowledge network? Both the cognitive difficulty of communication and the incentive to give information turn out to be fundamental in finding an answer. The variables influencing those two dimensions are discussed ( divergence in knowledge and preference, computational and epistemic complexity). The second comparative question is what the differences are between intra-firm and interfirm knowledge flows and knowledge governance mechanisms. The results of our analysis downplay the exclusive properties of firms in knowledge transfer/sharing respects hypothesised by the ‘knowledge-based theory of the firm’, and call for a more ‘continuous’ (rather than ‘discrete’) and ‘combinatorial’ (rather than ‘idealtipical’) notion of governance mechanisms and forms. en_US
dc.format.extent 24 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries LINK Working paper;2001-07 en_US
dc.subject.other kep en_US
dc.title Knowledge governance mechanisms and the theory of the firm en_US
dc.type wp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Industriøkonomi og Virksomhedsstrategi
dc.contributor.departmentshort IVS
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy
dc.contributor.departmentukshort IES
dc.idnumber x656406436 en_US
dc.publisher.city København en_US
dc.publisher.year 2001 en_US


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