Economic Organization and Imperfect Managerial Knowledge

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dc.contributor.author Jensen, Henrik
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-14T06:53:13Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-14T06:53:13Z
dc.date.issued 2016-10-14
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483446
dc.identifier.isbn 9788793483453
dc.identifier.issn 0906-6934
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/9375
dc.description.abstract When companies depend on knowledge distributed among employees, managers play a key role in establishing cooperation and coordination systems. This dissertation investigates the implications of managers’ knowledge about the knowledge and skills of employees for economic organization. The research question guiding this effort is: What managerial challenges arise from having distributed knowledge within a firm and how does the manager’s knowledge of this knowledge matter for economic organization? The dissertation consists of three research papers, each exploring a dimension of the research question. The first paper investigates antecedents of coordination break-down and how teams differ in their ability to coordinate specialized knowledge and skills. The second paper provides a theoretical framework for theorizing about the role of managers’ knowledge about employees’ knowledge for economic organization and introduces the term managerial meta-knowledge. The third paper investigates the effect of managerial meta-knowledge on the successfulness of inter-organizational relations. Empirically, the dissertation is based on a dataset on public procurement projects, comprised of archival data, a survey of buyers and a survey of suppliers. Together, the three papers argue that managers’ knowledge about employees’ knowledge is an important factor when managing the challenges of distributed knowledge. Such managerial knowledge allows managers to assess the capabilities available, make sure they fit contractual obligations, and rearrange tasks and employees when adapting to changes. en_US
dc.format.extent 179 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries PhD Series;40.2016
dc.title Economic Organization and Imperfect Managerial Knowledge en_US
dc.type phd en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Strategi og Globalisering en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort SMG en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Institut for Strategic Management and Globalization en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort SMG en_US
dc.publisher.city Frederiksberg en_US
dc.publisher.year 2016 en_US
dc.title.subtitle A Study of the Role of Managerial Meta-Knowledge in the Management of Distributed Knowledge en_US


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