Authority in the Context of Distributed Knowledge

  title={Authority in the Context of Distributed Knowledge},
  author={Kirsten Foss and Nicolai Juul Foss},
The notion of distributed knowledge is increasingly often invoked in discussions of economic organization. In particular, the claim that authority is inefficient as a means of coordination in the context of distributed knowledge has become widespread. However, very little analysis has been dedicated to the relation between economic organization and distributed knowledge. In this paper, we concentrate on the role of authority as a coordination mechanism under conditions of distributed knowledge… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 72 references

A Knowledge-based Theory of Governance Choice – A Problem-solving Approach,

  • Nickerson, Jackson, Todd Zenger
  • 2002

Cognitive Failures’ and Combinative Failures,

  • Grandori, Anna
  • Journal of Management and Governance
  • 2002

Crafting Internal Hybrids,

  • Zenger, Todd
  • International Journal of the Economics of…
  • 2002

Lead Time and the Modularisation of Products and Organization.

  • Foss, Kirsten
  • 2002

Modularity and Organizations,” in Nicolai J Foss and Peter G Klein, eds

  • Langlois, N. Richard
  • Entrepreneurship and the Firm: Austrian…
  • 2002

A Model of Distributed Knowledge and Action in Complex Systems,

  • Spangler, E William, James M. Peters
  • Decision Support Systems
  • 2001

Knowledge Specialization, Organizational Coupling, and the Boundaries of the Firm: Why Do Firms Know More Than They Make?,

  • Brusoni, Stefano, Andrea Prencipe, Keith Pavitt
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
  • 2001

Knowledge and Markets,

  • Potts, Jason
  • Journal of Evolutionary Economics
  • 2001

Knowledge, Human Resources and Social Practice: The knowledge-Intensive Business Service Firm as a Distributed Knowledge System,

  • Larsen, Jakob Norvig
  • The Service Industries Journal
  • 2001

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…