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Architectures of KnowledgeFirms, Capabilities, and Communities$
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Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253326

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001

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Placing Knowledge

Placing Knowledge

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(p.1) 1 Placing Knowledge
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Architectures of Knowledge
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Ash Amin

Patrick Cohendet

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.003.0001

The aim of this book is to develop a specific vision of knowledge practices in firms, by broadening the existing understanding of what people know and do in organizations. This is done in order to arrive at a reasonable understanding of the mechanisms that drive the formation, accumulation, and circulation of knowledge within organizations. To help contextualize this vision and its specific nuances, this chapter reviews the different schools of thought in the new approaches to knowledge in firms. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   knowledge practices, firms, organizations

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