Introduction: Knowledge construction and creation in organizations
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Introduction: Knowledge construction and creation in organizations. BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, 15 (Sp. Iss. SI). S1-S8. ISSN 1045-3172Full text not available from this repository.
While adopting a knowledge-based perspective on organizations has been valuable, since, among other things, it enables us to see links between organizational learning and a firm's competitive advantage through the development of idiosyncratic capabilities, it has nonetheless tended to treat organizational knowledge as 'given', exploring how it is related to other 'given' variables. The focus of this special issue is to unpack the notion of organizational knowledge by exploring the processes and practices through which knowledge is constructed and created in organizations. A constructivist perspective assumes that 'knowledge' presupposes work and seeks to explore how what comes to be considered as organizational knowledge is established and validated (or fails to do so). By seeing organizational knowledge as work we can further probe into how knowledge is shaped by organizational strategies and incentives and, more radically, how power and politics influence the struggle between competing bodies of knowledge in organizations.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Number:||Sp. Iss. SI|
|Number of Pages:||8|
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