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Transferring, Translating and Transforming: An Integrative Framework

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Show simple item record Carlile, Paul 2003-12-18T18:10:55Z 2003-12-18T18:10:55Z 2002-03-10
dc.description.abstract Organizations must establish processes for managing knowledge across boundaries because of the specialized and task-dependent forms of knowledge required to deliver products and services. To address this challenge an integrative framework is developed that identifies and integrates the value of different approaches to managing knowledge in organizations that are often presented as incompatible in the literature. The framework describes three progressively complex types of boundaries: syntactic, semantic and pragmatic. Each increasingly complex boundary requires a more complex process to facilitate communication and innovation across specialized forms of knowledge. The framework categorizes types of boundaries, gauges their complexity, and then describes the processes involved in managing knowledge across each of them. The development of a new engineering tool in an automotive firm is presented to illustrate the conceptual strength of this framework. en
dc.description.sponsorship Center for Innovation in Product Development, CIPD en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject managing knowledge en
dc.subject across boundaries en
dc.subject task-dependent en
dc.subject boundaries en
dc.subject integrative framework en
dc.subject incompatible en
dc.subject syntactic en
dc.subject semantic en
dc.subject pragmatic en
dc.subject framework en
dc.title Transferring, Translating and Transforming: An Integrative Framework en
dc.type Working Paper en

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