Knowledge Management And Organizational Design is a unique compilation of articles and book excerpts that describe how the form and management of an organization shapes its levels of knowledge transfer, innovation, and learning. The collection draws on fifty years of management thinking to address key challenges facing knowledge-intensive companies. The selections are concise, clearly written, and combine rich frameworks with examples drawn from real management experience. Issues discussed include decision making, organizational structure, innovation, strategic alliances, managing knowledge workers, and power relations. Knowledge Management And Organizational Design represents a variety of disciplines and approaches providing complementary answers to a critical set of knowledge management dilemmas. Knowledge Management And Organizational Design is useful and informative reading for anyone with a management task of any size or dimension. -- Midwest Book Review
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The collection draws on fifty years of management thinking and presents key issues facing knowledge-intensive organizations. The selections are concise, clearly written and present a rich framework of examples drawn from real management experience. Arranged thematically, the chapters discuss decision-making, organization structure, innovation, strategic alliances, managing knowledge workers and power relations. Represented in this volume are the ideas of influential academics including the late economist Frederick Hayek and French sociologist Michael Crozier, as well as world-renowned management thinkers such as Harvard Business School Professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Charles Handy.