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Skillful Performance: Enacting Capabilities, Knowledge, Competence, and Expertise in Organizations

Jörgen Sandberg, Linda Rouleau, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

Abstract

One of the most intriguing questions since the time of Plato concerns what defines skillful performance in terms of specific capabilities, knowledge, competence, and expertise. As the father of scientific management, Frederick Taylor, famously noted, an answer to that question would enable us to know what to focus on and what to do to improve the performance of individuals, groups, and organizations. Although we know a great deal about what characterizes the capabilities, knowledge, competence, and expertise as such, we know significantly less about how they are enacted in skillful performance ... More

Keywords: skillful performance, competence, expertise, capabilities, knowledge, process studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198806639
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198806639.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jörgen Sandberg, editor
Professor in Management and Organisation, University of Queensland Business School, University of Queensland

Linda Rouleau, editor
Professor, Management Department, HEC Montreal

Ann Langley, editor
Professor, HEC Montréal

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1 Introduction

Jörgen Sandberg, Linda Rouleau, Ann Langley, and Haridimos Tsoukas

Part I Theme-Specific Chapters

2 Expertise as Trans-Situated

Davide Nicolini, Bjørn Erik Mørk, Jasmina Masovic, and Ole Hanseth

4 On the Power of the Object

Liubov Vetoshkina, Yrjö Engeström, and Annalisa Sannino

5 Talking about Competence

Silvia Gherardi and Antonio Strati

7 On Expertise and Embodiment

Hubert L. Dreyfus

8 Rethinking Dynamic Capabilities

Margaret Peteraf and Haridimos Tsoukas

10 Skillful Coping

Anna Brown, Gail Greig, and Emilia Ferraro

Part II General Process Papers

12 Coping with Time in Organizations

Charles Spinosa, Matthew Hancocks, and Billy Glennon

End Matter