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Architectures of knowledge : Firms, capabilities, and communities

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This book demonstrates the importance of the role of knowledge in firms and economies. The authors clarify the theoretical debates on the production and use of knowledge in organizations, and examine the challenges that face those managing knowledge at different levels of the organization. They develop the notion of ‘community’ within the context of the firm and explore the ways in which these communities learn and produce new knowledge, positing from this emphasis a challenging model of distributed governance of knowledge within and beyond firms. Using insights from academic disciplines including economics, science and technology studies, cognitive sciences, economic geography, and management science, the authors use analytical argument and empirical cases to develop a new theorization of knowledge formation and management, and in turn a new conception of the firm.
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hal-00279605 , version 1 (14-05-2008)

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Ash Amin, Patrick Cohendet. Architectures of knowledge : Firms, capabilities, and communities. Oxford University Press, 179 p., 2004, 9780199253326. ⟨10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001⟩. ⟨hal-00279605⟩
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