Claudia Loebbecke (Department of Media Management, University of Cologne, Germany) and Albert Angehrn (Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT), INSEAD, France)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 9
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-573-3.ch009


Behind the emerging digital façade, companies have started to operate in a distributed fashion. The intricate connectivity among these firms implies the exchange of valuable resources like knowledge and information. Such cooperation or collaboration is what enables organizations and individuals to make decisions collectively, learn from one another, communicate effectively, and thus create knowledge (Brown & Duguid, 1991; Huber, 1991; McDonald, 1995; von Krogh & Roos, 1995).

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