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As we move from the industrial age to the information age, the key to the competitive success of organizations becomes the application and development of specialized knowledge and competencies. Based on research and practice, Managing Knowledge addresses a wide area of issues concerning knowledge management, ranging from knowledge transfer and developments between organizations, to knowledge management within organizations. Divided into two parts, this volume reflects a fundamental conceptual distinction between two worldviews. The first part contains chapters characterized by “representationism,” or traditional approaches to viewing knowledge transfer and cooperative strategies; the second part comprises chapters characterized by “antirepresentationism,” or new perspectives on knowledge and knowledge transfer in organizational cooperation. Contrasting established approaches with new thinking on knowledge as an organizational resource, Managing Knowledge will be important and stimulating reading for academics and students in strategic management and general management studies.

Introduction
Introduction
Georgvon Krogh and JohanRoos

This book is a result of a major research effort focusing on the important issue of managing knowledge within organizations and in cooperative strategies. As we move from the industrial age to the information age, knowledge is becoming increasingly critical for the competitive success of firms. In recent years economists and organizational theorists have claimed that the creation of wealth and profit is less dependent on the mechanistic control of resources than it has previously been. The key to success in today's business is the application and development of specialized knowledge and competencies. This raises questions about how to define and study knowledge and how organizations can develop and manage knowledge. These are the kinds of questions we will explore in ...

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