Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives by Nicolai J. Foss

Knowledge Governance: Processes and Perspectives

EditorNicolai J. Foss, Snejina Michailova

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While there are many books on knowledge management, knowledge governance is a concept that has not been so well explored, and is much less understood. Knowledge governance refers to choosing structures and mechanisms that can influence the processes of sharing and creating knowledge. The book argues that knowledge governance is a distinct issue in management and organization because knowledge processes differ on several dimensions from routine and more traditional processes. The relationship between governance issues and knowledge processes is under-researched, theoretically aswell as empirically. Thematically, knowledge governance cuts across fields such as general management, human resource management, the management of intellectual capital, innovation theory, strategic management, technology strategy, and international business. Not surprisingly, existing ideas aredeveloped from the perspectives of different fields and from different underlying disciplinary foundations; however, it often remains unclear how these ideas relate together and how they differ in terms of unit of analysis, mode of analysis, underlying logic and assumptions, etc. This book is an important step towards overcoming the existing fragmentation in the field by providing a multi-disciplinary collection of chapters on knowledge governance. While the single chapters accentuate the pluralism in the field, they all examine issues that constitute the essence ofknowledge governance.

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Nicolai J Foss is Professor of Economic Organization at the Copenhagen Business School and the Director of the Center for Strategic Management and Globalization at the CBS. His main research interests are knowledge governance, strategic management, the economics of the firm, and the philosophy of the social sciences. His work has appe...
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Title:Knowledge Governance: Processes and PerspectivesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:August 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199235929

ISBN - 13:9780199235926

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1. Snejina Michailova and Nicolai Foss: Knowledge Governance: Introduction to the Book2. Bruce Heiman, Jackson Nickerson, and Todd Zenger: Governing Knowledge: A Problem-Solving Perspective3. Michael Christensen and Thorbjorn Knudsen: The Architecture of Knowledge Organization4. Anna Grandori: Polyarchic Governance and the Growth of Knowledge5. Kirsten Foss and Nicolai J. Foss: Authority in the Context of Distributed Knowledge6. Margit Osterloh and Antoinette Weibel: The Governance of Explorative Knowledge Production7. Linda Argote and Aimee A. Kane: Superordinate Social Identity, Receptivity to Innovations, and Knowledge Transfer in Organizations8. Kenneth Husted and Snejina Michailova: Socialization Tactics as a Governance Mechanism in RandD Collaborations9. Harry Scarbrough and Kenneth Amaeshi: Evolutionary Interactions of Context and Content in the Development of Knowledge Governance: Evidence from UK RandD Partnerships10. Teppo Felin and JC Spender: Knowledge Governance: A Dialogue Concerning its Epistemological Foundations11. Nicolai Foss and Snejina Michailova: Lessons Learned