Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence

Paperback | March 1, 2003

EditorRon Sanchez

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Two themes have become epicenters of new management thinking in the late 1990s: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. These two themes share a common interest in identifying important forms of organizational knowledge and in understanding processesthrough which knowledge can be transformed into organizational capabilities and competences.Knowledge Management and Organizational Competence draws on the latest research by a number of noted management scholars. It presents new insights into various kinds of knowledge that are of value to organizations, organizational interactions that can create strategically useful knowledge,alternative processes for managing knowledge, and approaches to integrating key forms of knowledge into organizational processes of competence building and leveraging. The papers in the volume collectively define a powerful conceptual framework for understanding organizational knowledge and its central role in building and leveraging competences. They present well articulated, logically consistent conceptualizations that will provide new theoretical impetus formanagement researchers, while at the same time providing case studies and examples of practical applications that suggest useful new methods and tools for management practitioners.

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Two themes have become epicenters of new management thinking in the late 1990s: knowledge management and competence-based approaches to strategic management. These two themes share a common interest in identifying important forms of organizational knowledge and in understanding processesthrough which knowledge can be transformed into o...

Ron Sanchez is Professor of Strategy and Technology Management at IMD (International Institute for Management Development), Lausanne, Switzerland. He has been Visiting Professor of Strategic Management at the Copenhagen Business School and ESSEC (Ecole Superieure des Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) in Paris. He consults with maj...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:262 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.57 inPublished:March 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199259283

ISBN - 13:9780199259281

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Part I: Managing Knowledge into Competence1. Ron Sanchez: Managing Knowledge into Competence: The Five Learning Cycles of the Competent OrganizationPart II: Individual Knowledge and Individual/Group Learning Interactions2. Yasmin Merali: Building and Developing Capabilities: A Cognitive Congruence Framework3. Johan Stein and Jonas Ridderstrale: Managing the Dissemination of Competences4. Petteri Sivula, Frans A. J. van den Bosch, and Tom Elfring: Competence-based Competition: Gaining Knowledge from Client RelationshipsPart III: Group Knowledge and Group/Organization Learning Interactions5. Steffen P. Raub: Towards a Knowledge-based Framework of Competence Development6. Charles Baden-Fuller and Henk Volberda: Dormant Capabilities, Complex Organizations, and Renewal7. Fiona Murray and Nicolay Worren: Why Less Knowledge Can Lead to More Learning: Innovation Processes in Small vs. Large FirmsPart IV: Organizational Knowledge and the Management Function8. Frans A. J. van den Bosch and Raymond van Wijk: Creation of Managerial Capabilities through Managerial Knowledge Integration: A Competence-based Perspective9. Max Boisot and Dorothy Griffiths: Possession is Nine-tenths of the Law: Managing a Firm's Competence Base in a Regime of Weak Appropriability10. Philippe Lorino: A Pragmatic Analysis of the Role of Management Systems in Organizational Learning11. Ron Sanchez: Product, Process, and Knowledge Architectures in Organizational Competence