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Knowledge-based approaches in strategic management: a review of the literature

Knowledge-based approaches in strategic management: a review of the literature Although Knowledge Management (KM) has been acknowledged as the most important resource and capability of an organisation, many academics' standpoints argue upon knowledge distinct characteristics. This paper is a critical review of KM literature and attempts to clarify different knowledge perspectives and offer a holistic picture of one of the most controversial issues to management science. We, first, build our critique on knowledge theory, explaining what knowledge is. Regarding different knowledge perspectives, such as Nonaka's, Tsoukas' and Blackler's, we attempt to clarify how knowledge interacts and is affected by their unique views. Second, we review KM theory according to the analysed knowledge perspectives. Finally, we categorise KM theory to three approaches: the cognitive, the community and the network approach, and we consider their impact to organisations. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Applied Systemic Studies Inderscience Publishers

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Inderscience Publishers
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Copyright © Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. All rights reserved
ISSN
1751-0589
eISSN
1751-0597
DOI
10.1504/IJASS.2010.03835
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Abstract

Although Knowledge Management (KM) has been acknowledged as the most important resource and capability of an organisation, many academics' standpoints argue upon knowledge distinct characteristics. This paper is a critical review of KM literature and attempts to clarify different knowledge perspectives and offer a holistic picture of one of the most controversial issues to management science. We, first, build our critique on knowledge theory, explaining what knowledge is. Regarding different knowledge perspectives, such as Nonaka's, Tsoukas' and Blackler's, we attempt to clarify how knowledge interacts and is affected by their unique views. Second, we review KM theory according to the analysed knowledge perspectives. Finally, we categorise KM theory to three approaches: the cognitive, the community and the network approach, and we consider their impact to organisations.

Journal

International Journal of Applied Systemic StudiesInderscience Publishers

Published: Jan 1, 2010

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