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Knowledge Assets: Securing Competitive Advantage in the Information Economy

Max H. Boisot


It is now widely recognized that the effective management of knowledge assets is a key requirement for securing competitive advantage in the emerging information economy. Yet the physical and institutional differences between tangible assets and knowledge assets remain poorly understood. In the case of knowledge, the ownership and control of assets are becoming ever more separate, a phenomenon that is actually exacerbated by the phenomenon of learning. If we are to meet the challenges of the information economy, then we need a new approach to property rights based on a deeper theoretical under ... More

Keywords: knowledge assets, information economy, ownership, control, learning, property rights, Information-Space, I-Space

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198296072
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296072.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Max H. Boisot, author
ESADE, Barcelona
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