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Knowledge, Organization, and Management: Building on the Work of Max Boisot

John Child and Martin Ihrig


This book is about knowledge, which is the wellspring of progress and the major competitive factor in business today. It brings together and commemorates the contributions that Max Boisot made to our understanding of the role of knowledge resources in management and organization. The book is structured into five core sections. These are Analyses of the Chinese System, Organizational Complexity, the Strategic Management of Knowledge, Knowledge in Big Science, andInnovations in Education. Each section features one key paper that Boisot had written or co-authored, accompanied by extended commenta ... More

Keywords: Max Boisot, knowledge economy, business, management, organization, knowledge asset, China, complexity, strategic management, Big Science, education, theory and practice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199669165
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669165.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Child, editor
Emeritus Professor of Commerce, University of Birmingham

Martin Ihrig, editor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and President, I-Space Institute, LLC

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Part I Setting the Stage

Part II Analyses of the Chinese System

Part III Organizational Complexity

Part IV The Strategic Management of Knowledge

7 The Strategic Management of Knowledge

Martin Ihrig and Ian MacMillan

Part V Knowledge in Big Science

Part VI Innovations in Education

11 Innovations in Education

Dana Kaminstein and John Child

Part VII Concluding Reflections

18 Conclusion and Outlook

John Child and Martin Ihrig

End Matter