A Context-Based Representation of Knowledge Flows in Dynamic Organizations

  title={A Context-Based Representation of Knowledge Flows in Dynamic Organizations},
  author={Alexandre Gachet and Patrick Br{\'e}zillon},
  journal={Rev. d'Intelligence Artif.},
Traditional companies used to be authoritarian and built around hierarchical organizational charts. Facing more dynamic environments in recent history, many companies experimented with newer forms of organization, usually cutting down long decision paths and fostering lean structures able to react to rapid changes in the marketplace. One crucial difference between both types of organizations is the way information and knowledge flow inside the structure. Based on an existing multi-level model… 

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