Knowledge Capitalism: Business, Work, and Learning in the New Economy

Paperback | March 15, 2001

byAlan Burton-Jones

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What will organizations and work be like in the future? Who will survive and prosper? Knowlege Capitalism reveals haw the shift to a knowledge-based economy is redefining firms, empowering individuals and reshaping the links between learning and work. Burton-Jones arguew that industrial-era models of firm-market boundaries, work arrangements, and ownership and control are inhibiting firms' and individuals' success in the emerging knowledge economy. New models are described to help management make better insourcing/outsourcing decisions, alignorganizational structure and incentives with knowledge goals, and plan learning and knowledge growth strategies. The author charts the change in the business/knowledge landscape with arresting clarity and an impressive range of evidence, including illustrations from leading companines. Every page contains something that will make you think about how you and your organization will need to adapt. KnowledgeCapitalism provides a practical tool-set for anybody wantint to interpret and manage change in the new economy.

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What will organizations and work be like in the future? Who will survive and prosper? Knowlege Capitalism reveals haw the shift to a knowledge-based economy is redefining firms, empowering individuals and reshaping the links between learning and work. Burton-Jones arguew that industrial-era models of firm-market boundaries, work arrang...

Alan Burton-Jones, formerly business development director of leading multi-national, British Oxygen's computer services subsidiary based in London, now heads an international IT and management consultancy practice headquartered in Australia. A frequent speaker at technical and business conferences, he has extensive contacts within the...

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199242542

ISBN - 13:9780199242542

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Table of Contents

Part I: The Knowledge Revolution1. The Rise of Knowledge Capital2. Knowledge, the Firm, and the Market3. Beyond Employment: Towards a Model of Knowledge SupplyPart II: Navigating Knowledge Markets4. From Jobs to Careers5. Mediators of Knowledge Supply6. Dependent Entrepreneurs7. Independent Entrepreneurs and Business NetworksPart III: The Knowledge-Based Firm8. Redefining the Firm9. The Rewards for KnowledgePart IV: The Knowledge Escalator10. The Learning Imperative11. The Transition to Knowledge Capitalism

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`Review from previous edition This is an excellent book that will appeal to the business world as much as the academic. Burton-Jones is to be congratulated on this deft handling of a considerable amount of complex material, resulting in a very readable volume.'Recruitment Journal