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Architectures of Knowledge: Firms, Capabilities, and Communities

Ash Amin and Patrick Cohendet


This book demonstrates the importance of the role of knowledge in firms and economies. The authors clarify the theoretical debates on the production and use of knowledge in organizations, and examine the challenges that face those managing knowledge at different levels of the organization. They develop the notion of ‘community’ within the context of the firm and explore the ways in which these communities learn and produce new knowledge, positing from this emphasis a challenging model of distributed governance of knowledge within and beyond firms. Using insights from academic disciplines inclu ... More

Keywords: knowledge, firms, economies, organizations, community, distributed governance, cognitive sciences, economic geography, management, technology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253326
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253326.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ash Amin, author
Professor of Geography, Durham University
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Patrick Cohendet, author
Professor of Economics, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg