An interpretive systems view of knowledge investments

Taco Reus, AL Ranft, BT Lamont, GL Adams

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Viewing organizations as open, knowledge-dependent interpretation systems and building on the knowledge-based view, we develop a theoretical model of knowledge investments and value creation. By emphasizing the interpretive nature of organizations and examining knowledge requirements, capabilities, and investments, our contribution provides a more complete understanding of why some organizations make certain types of knowledge investments more than others and why these investments may have positive or negative effects on value creation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-400
Number of pages19
JournalAcademy of Management Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009


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