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A focused issue on managing knowledge assets and organizational learning

Author: Ron Sanchez; Aimé Heene
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Elsevier JAI, 2005.
Series: Research in competence-based management, v. 2.
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Topics covered in this volume include the nature of learning dynamics in organizations, systematic approaches to sustaining organizational learning processes, and organizational challenges in managing knowledge flows across the internal and external boundaries of organizations.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Focused issue on managing knowledge assets and organizational learning.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier JAI, 2005
(OCoLC)61260838
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ron Sanchez; Aimé Heene
ISBN: 0080460658 9780080460659
OCLC Number: 441760382
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 323 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Cover --
Managing Knowledge Assets and Organizational Learning --
Contents --
List of Contributors --
Editors' Introduction --
Introduction to Managing Knowledge Assets and Organizational Learning --
Part I. Learning Dynamics and Systemics --
Part II. Managing Knowledge Flows --
Part III. Learning While Developing New Products --
Part I: Learning Dynamics and Systemics --
Dynamic Capabilities and Knowledge-Driven Micro-Evolution: Performance Effects Of Intrafirm Variation, Selection, and Retention Processes --
Evolution: --
Two Processes of Change --
Darwinian Evolution: Natural Selection --
Lamarckian Evolution: Organizational Adaptation --
Selection vs. Adaptation --
Rates of Change and Intrafirm Evolutionary Learning Processes --
Variation --
Internal Selection --
Retention --
Balanced Continuity2 --
Research Design --
Data --
Dependent Variable --
Variables --
Model Specification --
Descriptive Statistics --
Results --
Results: Pictures from a Different Angle --
Discussion --
Conclusions --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
References --
Organization as a Living Composition that Learns and Evolves by Producing Itself* --
Self-Production as an Enabler for Organizational Learning and Renewal --
Detail Complexity, Dynamic Complexity, and Self-Production --
Organizations: Living in their Own Right --
Organization as a Living (Self-Producing, Autopoietic) Entity --
Living Composition as an Enabling Structure of an Organization --
Defining the Living Composition Model and Its Strategic Components --
Strategic Components --
Organizational Knowledge as a Strategic Component --
Boundary Elements: Roles and Functions --
'Sensing' and 'Memory' in a Living Organization: Two Major-Knowledge Flows --
'Sensing' (Interactive Openness) --
'Memory' (Self-Referentiality) --
Definition of Living Composition --
Examples of Living Organizations --
Ernst & Young (Management Consulting) --
The KaosPilots & KaosManagement --
Summary of the Cases --
Summary --
Living Organizations, Creativity, and Efficiency --
Managerial Implications --
Notes --
References --
Learning Strategies of Nascent Entrepreneurs --
Introduction --
Nascent Activity and Organizational Learning --
Method --
Introduction --
Sample --
Measures --
Independent Variables --
Control Variables --
Data Analysis --
Results --
Discussion --
References --
A Competence-Based Perspective on Organizational Design --
Introduction --
Organizational Design and Knowledge Systems --
Background --
Globalization Increases Knowledge Dispersion --
Combination Increases Knowledge Diversity --
Education Increases Knowledge Depth --
Innovation Decreases Knowledge Durability --
The Resulting Complexity of Knowledge Systems --
Competence-Based Strategies --
Organizational Responses --
The Size Imperative --
The Technology Imperative --
The Environment Imperative --
Modern Approaches t.
Series Title: Research in competence-based management, v. 2.
Other Titles: Managing knowledge assets and organizational learning
Responsibility: edited by Ron Sanchez, Aimé Heene.

Abstract:

Topics covered in this volume include the nature of learning dynamics in organizations, systematic approaches to sustaining organizational learning processes, and organizational challenges in managing knowledge flows across the internal and external boundaries of organizations.

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