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The Resource Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies, Kaj U. Koskinen, (electronic book)

Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies, Kaj U. Koskinen, (electronic book)

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Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies
Title
Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies
Statement of responsibility
Kaj U. Koskinen
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book gives an alternative observational scheme to better understand knowledge creation and learning in project-based companies. It builds upon emergent new ways of looking at projects which is important - as any discipline stays alive by reflection and re-framing ideas as they are challenged, argued and clarified.
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Koskinen, Kaj U
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Knowledge management
  • Autopoiesis
  • Project management
Summary expansion
All companies draw on resources outside the business, and have to compete with other enterprises to attract these resources. Standard texts on management and organization argue that the best way to get ahead in business is by getting a firm grasp of this external environment, by 'representing' it internally. Kaj Koskinen claims that this is the wrong approach. He argues that business knowledge doesn't just represent the world outside the company but is a construction of the company and the people working in it. The success of a company depends less on how clearly it represents the external environment than on factors such as institutional memory, a culture of trust and appropriate organizational mechanisms for learning. In short, the most successful companies are those which are what the author calls autopoietic knowledge systems. In this book, he presents a novel scheme for understanding knowledge creation and learning in project-based enterprises. He shows how autopoietic knowledge systems can be built and the benefits they can bring. All scholars and students of knowledge management will benefit from the radical new approach to business organization presented in this book. It will also be of great interest to knowledge managers looking to understand how they can drive their businesses forward
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Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies, Kaj U. Koskinen, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Autopoietic Knowledge System: An Alternative Way to See Project-based Company -- Project Business -- Systemic View and Systems Thinking -- Autopoiesis -- Epistemological Assumptions -- Knowledge Dividend -- Evolution and Learning -- Components of the Project-based Company When it is Regarded as an Autopoietic Knowledge System -- Two Major Knowledge Flows -- Project-based Company as an Autopoietic Knowledge System
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9780230298934
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 227 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230298934
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(ebk)
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ill.
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unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • PDF
Label
Autopoietic knowledge systems in project-based companies, Kaj U. Koskinen, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Autopoietic Knowledge System: An Alternative Way to See Project-based Company -- Project Business -- Systemic View and Systems Thinking -- Autopoiesis -- Epistemological Assumptions -- Knowledge Dividend -- Evolution and Learning -- Components of the Project-based Company When it is Regarded as an Autopoietic Knowledge System -- Two Major Knowledge Flows -- Project-based Company as an Autopoietic Knowledge System
Control code
9780230298934
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 227 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230298934
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • PDF

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