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Nicolai J. Foss

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199240647

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199240647.001.0001

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Economic Organization in the Knowledge Economy

Economic Organization in the Knowledge Economy

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(p.121) 6 Economic Organization in the Knowledge Economy
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Strategy, Economic Organization, and the Knowledge Economy
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Nicolai J. Foss (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199240647.003.0006

This chapter examines economic organization in the context of the emerging knowledge economy. It argues that what matters to economic organization is the growing importance of inalienable assets. It is possible to give efficiency explanations of authority under distributed-knowledge conditions. It is also shown that certain knowledge conditions are difficult to relate to organizational outcomes.

Keywords:   economic organization, knowledge economy, distributed-knowledge conditions, organizational outcomes

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