Discussion

Report
Readings 13-15
13. Sticky Information and the Local of Problem Solving:
Implications for Innovation
14. Organizational Memory
15. A Resource-based View of the Firm
Discussion (quick)
Shawn Loveland
SIRLS Graduate Student
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Sticky Information…
• Valuable for problem solving
• Costly
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Acquire
Transfer
Reuse
Process are moved to the “sticky” location
• Difficult
– Combine with other sticky information
– Codify (un-stick)
– Process will be broken-down into subtasks each solved
by separate “sticky” locations
• If costs are too high or difficult, the knowledge
should be codified
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Organizational Memory
• Knowledge within a company is
– Fragmented and underdeveloped
– Typically not codified
• Asking “who, what, when, where, why, and
how” are important in codifying knowledge
• There is not one method of collecting and
organizing organizational memory. The
collecting method must be applicable to
the situation
3
A Resourced-based View…
• Explores the benefits of analyzing a firm’s
value based on knowledge assets
• Difficult to quantify a company’s
knowledge resources
• Challenges a company’s first movers
advantages
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Paper Comparison
Sticky Information…
Organizational Memory
A Resource-based View…
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Common Themes
• Knowledge is
– An asset of the company and must be
managed like any other asset
• There is a cost to the company to obtain,
store, convey, use and reuse knowledge
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How The Papers Are Viewed
• Sticky information…
– Cited 42 times through 2005
– Sticky information is continued to be used to define
types of organizational memory
• Organizational memory
– Cited 25 times through 2001
– Used to define how information is stored within a
company
• A resource-based view…
– Cited 958 times through 2005
– The economic model is used as the basis for modeling
the economic value of a firms knowledge
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Critique
• Sticky information…
– Readability: better than average
– Value: interesting perspective with practical implications
– Use of examples: helped to explain the concepts
• Organizational memory
– Readability: poor
– Value: academic theory not a lot of practicality
– Use of examples: average
• A resource-based view…
– Readability: average
– Value: interesting perspective unsure of the practicality
– Use of examples: average
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Where Are They Now
• Von Hippel (sticky information…)
– Died in 2003
– Changed research focus to open source.
Published 13 articles since 2000 on open
source
• Walsh (organizational memory)
– Moved to the University of Michigan
– Changed research focus to corporate
governance. Published 20 papers on
governance since 1997
– Has not published articles on KM since 1997
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Where Are They Now
• Wernerfelt (resource-based view…)
– Moved to MIT
– Areas of research (papers published)
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Economics (17) – 1985 to 2005
Marketing (27) – 1985 to 2005
Mathematics (3) – 1986 to 1987
Strategic management (17) -- 1983 to 2004
– Papers in process
• Communication and Renegotiation
• Delegation, Committees, and Managers
• Renegotiation Facilitates Contractual
Incompleteness
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