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Knowledge, Organization, and ManagementBuilding on the Work of Max Boisot$
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John Child and Martin Ihrig

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669165

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.001.0001

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The Creation and Sharing of Knowledge *

The Creation and Sharing of Knowledge *

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(p.108) (p.109) 6 The Creation and Sharing of Knowledge*
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Knowledge, Organization, and Management
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Max Boisot

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.003.0006

In ‘The Creation and Sharing of Knowledge‘, Max Boisot illustrates his approach to the effective management of knowledge resources. He starts by giving a brief historical background description of knowledge management, highlighting its importance for contemporary economic activity, and explaining unresolved challenges. He then describes the properties of knowledge and explains learning and the generation of new knowledge through the Information Space (I-Space) and the Social Learning Cycle (SLC). Boisot examines the difficulties encountered in valuing information and knowledge goods and shows how they differ from physical resources. He ends by discussing managerial implications, pointing to new governance arrangements and strategies for knowledge-based firms.

Keywords:   Max Boisot, effective management, knowledge resources, knowledge management, economic activity, learning, Information Space, I-Space, Social Learning Cycle, information goods, managerial implications, governance, strategy, organization, operations, knowledge-based firm, opportunity, social knowing, sharing, value

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