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Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

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It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remains poorly understood. If we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a new approach to property rights based on a deeper theoretical understanding of knowledge assets.

This clear, accessible study provides some of the key building blocks needed for a theory of knowledge assets. Boisot develops a powerful conceptual framework--the Information-Space or I-Space--for exploring the way knowledge flows within and between organizations. This framework will enable managers and students to explore and understand how knowledge and information assets differ from physical assets, and how to deal with them at a strategic level within their organizations.

Synopsis:

It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remains poorly understood. If

we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a new approach to property rights based on a deeper theoretical understanding of knowledge assets.

This clear, accessible study provides some of the key building blocks needed for a theory of knowledge assets. Boisot develops a powerful conceptual framework--the Information-Space or I-Space--for exploring the way knowledge flows within and between organizations. This framework will enable

managers and students to explore and understand how knowledge and information assets differ from physical assets, and how to deal with them at a strategic level within their organizations.

About the Author

Max Boisot is Professor of Strategic Management at ESADE in Barcelona.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. The Information Perspective

3. The Information Space (I-Space)

4. The Paradox of Value

5. Neoclassical versus Schumpeterian Orientation to Learning

6. Culture as a Knowledge Asset

7. Products, Technologies, and Organizations in the Social Learning Cycle

8. Competence and Intent

9. IT and its Impact

10. Applying the I-Space

11. Recapitulation and Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198290865
Editor:
Boisot, Max H.
Publisher:
OUP Oxford
Editor:
Boisot, Max H.
Author:
Boisot, Max H.
Author:
null, Max H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Information Management
Subject:
Industrial Management
Subject:
Competition
Subject:
Organizational effectiveness
Subject:
Business | Management | Technology Management
Subject:
Knowledge management
Subject:
Business management
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
Volume 39
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 plates
Pages:
312
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.2 x 1 in 1.35 lb

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"Synopsis" by , It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remains poorly understood. If

we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a new approach to property rights based on a deeper theoretical understanding of knowledge assets.

This clear, accessible study provides some of the key building blocks needed for a theory of knowledge assets. Boisot develops a powerful conceptual framework--the Information-Space or I-Space--for exploring the way knowledge flows within and between organizations. This framework will enable

managers and students to explore and understand how knowledge and information assets differ from physical assets, and how to deal with them at a strategic level within their organizations.

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