How do people find knowledge in complex organizations? A process perspective on problemestic search

MacAulay, S. (2009). How do people find knowledge in complex organizations? A process perspective on problemestic search. In: Druid Summer Conference 2009 on Innovation, Strategy and Knowledge. DRUID Summer Conference 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark, (1-30). 17-19 June, 2009.

Author MacAulay, S.
Title of paper How do people find knowledge in complex organizations? A process perspective on problemestic search
Conference name DRUID Summer Conference 2009
Conference location Copenhagen, Denmark
Conference dates 17-19 June, 2009
Proceedings title Druid Summer Conference 2009 on Innovation, Strategy and Knowledge
Place of Publication Copenhagen, Denmark
Publisher DRUID
Publication Year 2009
Year available 2009
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 1
End page 30
Total pages 30
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract/Summary The ability to internalize and leverage access to diverse knowledge assets is among the most commonly suggested reasons for the success of the multi-national corporation (MNC) and, more generally, firms with related diversification. Research suggests that the primary mechanism enabling these diverse knowledge assets to be exploited is intra-organizational search. This belief has lead to research on understanding how knowledge is identified and recombined within the firm becoming an important area of organizational theory. Although theory suggests that the division of labor and actor-level problemistic search are crucial to understanding how knowledge identification and recombination occurs within the firm, these factors have received little empirical attention. This paper draws on social network, evolutionary and behavioral economic theories to propose a conceptual model of this process and make a first step towards a coherent understanding of the role of search in individual learning.
Subjects E1
150310 Organisation and Management Theory
910402 Management
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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