Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Organizations: An Overview and Interpretation

  title={Knowledge, Knowledge Work and Organizations: An Overview and Interpretation},
  author={Frank Blackler},
  journal={Organization Studies},
  pages={1021 - 1046}
  • F. Blackler
  • Published 1 November 1995
  • Sociology, Business, Geography
  • Organization Studies
There is current interest in the competitive advantage that knowledge may provide for organizations and in the significance of knowledge workers, organ izational competencies and knowledge-intensive firms. Yet the concept of knowledge is complex and its relevance to organization theory has been insuf ficiently developed. The paper offers a review and critique of current approaches, and outlines an alternative. First, common images of knowledge in the organizational literature as embodied… 

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