On studying organizational knowledge

@article{Patriotta2004OnSO,
  title={On studying organizational knowledge},
  author={Gerardo Patriotta},
  journal={Knowledge Management Research \& Practice},
  year={2004},
  volume={2},
  pages={3-12}
}
There is a sense of incompleteness pervading today's conceptualizations of knowledge in organizations. While the theorizing on knowledge from different disciplinary perspectives and intellectual foci has produced a vast and diversified body of literature on the subject, the proliferation of organizational knowledge theories has not been accompanied by a parallel development of methodologies for studying knowledge empirically. Following the tenets of the phenomenological method, this paper… Expand
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