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Knowledge AssetsSecuring Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy$
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Max H. Boisot

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198296072

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.001.0001

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Applying the I-Space

Applying the I-Space

(p.230) 10Applying the I-Space
Knowledge Assets

Max H. Boisot

Oxford University Press

I-Space is a conceptual framework built on a theory of information flows. Any theory worth its salt should be tested in encounters with concrete experience. Some of these encounters are explicitly designed to test the theory. Assessment of what the I-Space contributed in some interventions described in this chapter offers three detailed benefits: it permitted a diagnosis, it promoted constructive debate and generated numerous insights, and it pointed to specific issues that needed dealing with. The interventions also specified how the I-Space, as a conceptual framework, could be further developed and applied. An effective use of the framework requires skilful interpretation of the data.

Keywords:   I-Space, conceptual framework, information flows, interventions, theory testing

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